Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

Special Tools

EN-8087Cylinder Gauge

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.


  1. Clean the sealing material from the gasket mating surfaces (2).
  2. Clean the sealing material from the gasket mating surfaces (2).
  3. Clean the engine block (1) and lower crankcase in a cleaning tank with solvent appropriate for aluminum. Refer to Adhesives, Fluids, Lubricants, and Sealers for the recommended solvent.
  4. Flush the engine block with clean water or steam.
  5. Clean the oil passages.
  6. Clean the blind holes.
  7. Spray the cylinder bores and the machined surfaces with engine oil.
  8. Inspect the threaded holes. Clean the threaded holes with a rifle brush. If necessary, drill out the holes and install thread inserts. Refer to Thread Inserts.

    Note:

    Do not attempt to machine the lower crankcase to engine block surfaces.

  9. Inspect the engine block for sag in length and width on the sealing surfaces.
  10. Inspect the engine block for distortion along the diagonals.

    If the deck surface is out of specification, replace the block. Do not machine the block.


  11. Clean the sealing material from the gasket mating surfaces (1) on the lower crankcase oil pan side.
  12. Inspect the crankshaft main bearing bores. Use theEN-8087gauge  (1) to measure the bearing bore concentricity and alignment.
  13. Replace the engine block and bed plate if the crankshaft bearing bores are out of specification.
  14. Inspect the cylinder bores using theEN-8087gauge  (1). Inspect for the following items:
  • Wear
  • Taper
  • Runout
  • Ridging
  • Check the cylinder bores specifications. Refer to Engine Mechanical Specifications.
  • If the cylinder bores are out of specification, replace the engine block.
  • Other materials:

    Camshaft Timing Chain Removal
    Special Tools EN-952 Fixing Pin EN-953-A Fixing Tool EN-955-10 Fixing Pin from EN-955 Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. The engine should be adjusted to TDC. The crankshaft should be fixed with EN-952 fixing pin. The camshaft should be fixed with EN-953 ...

    Drive Range, First Gear Engine Braking (Gen 2)
    Note: Some models of the 6T30/40/45/50 automatic transmission are equipped with an electric auxiliary fluid pump for use in hybrid vehicles (BAS+). Hybrid vehicles do not require internal combustion engine (ICE) operation at all times. After a successful engine start, the hybrid powertrain con ...

    Parking
    If the vehicle has a manual transmission, before getting out of the vehicle, move the shift lever into R (Reverse) if parking on a downhill slope. On a level surface or an uphill slope, use 1 (First) gear. Firmly apply the parking brake.

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  • Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection

    Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Engine Block Cleaning and Inspection