How to Replace Piston Return Springs (and Head Gasket)

1 Bal 2018
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Blown Head gasket? Learn how to replace your head gasket and piston return springs so your car or truck can run and drive again! In this video I show you how to replace the piston return springs and the head gasket on a 200k mile Honda Del Sol and get her back on the road!
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  • I hope you guys enjoy this one! This is, FOR REAL, how to replace a head gasket so although it is fun, it is also helpful! Get your own Blinker Fluid, Muffler Bearing, and Piston Return Spring Decals here: Dont forget the Blinker Fluid: And Muffler Bearings:

    ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 metus
    • When I saw this I thought "What Crazy thing is Honda doing to their engines now!!" Then I noted the date of the upload. April 1st! Chris went to a lot of video editing trouble to make it look like Honda had actually installed springs on top of the pistons.

      Robert ReiteRobert ReitePrieš 5 dienų
    • How do we know this head gasket replacement is real?? You made the piston springs look legit! Damn fine April fools joke

      Kevin ButlerKevin ButlerPrieš mėn
    • Man that was one elaborate April fools joke! As a non-car guy I totally bought into it. The graphics, using parts from who knows where gave it a sense of realism. You are not somebody I would want pranking me on April 1st. You had my wrapped attention at how to replace piston springs, head gaskets, etc.. Now I’m going to have to watch another video on how to replace the head gasket so I learn how to do it and not have an a part of an April fools joke. You got me, hook, line, and sinker!

      Kevin ButlerKevin ButlerPrieš mėn
    • It was some trouble, but I managed to install the piston return spring by corkscrewing it into the spark plug hole

      David DyssegardDavid DyssegardPrieš mėn
    • You should do a video on how to change out your catalytic converter filter fluid i need a good instructional video of how to do it

      Jerry HansonJerry HansonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • No seas mentiroso i mamón

    Sesaradrian InfantecuevasSesaradrian InfantecuevasPrieš 8 val
  • Haha you did it well xD

    Konrad PopowiczKonrad PopowiczPrieš 8 val
  • If you ever get a hold of a b18a1 please do a teardown just so there's a clear good video about it

    Gage JohnstonGage JohnstonPrieš dieną
  • Idiot

    Phil FredericksPhil FredericksPrieš dieną
  • Thats not a joke! I looked on my car and somebody has stolen my piston return springs! I putted in new ones and I've got such a nice compression, that I need a new starter motor! :-)

    SirDrakeNewcanonSirDrakeNewcanonPrieš dieną
  • Where’s the turbo video

    DSHS deivis gamingDSHS deivis gamingPrieš 2 dienas
  • Car sounded like it has diesel engine xddd

    HexenroseHexenrosePrieš 2 dienas
  • Aren't you worried that the piston return springs will get destroyed in the combustion chamber from all the heat? A strange place to put springs at though.

    Pasta Sarmonella E-SpecialéPasta Sarmonella E-SpecialéPrieš 2 dienas
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT LMAO Your telling me... it took me 2 years to figure out this was an April fools joke🤣I clicked off the video before he revealed the April fools. IVE LIVED 2 YEARS WONDERING IF MY PISTON RETURN SPRINGS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION

    BrennonMitchellBrennonMitchellPrieš 2 dienas
  • 😂😂😂 love it

    Cosmin ChiruCosmin ChiruPrieš 2 dienas
  • How did he get the blue driver app to say piston return springs??😂

    Thisara GamalathThisara GamalathPrieš 3 dienas
  • Is getting the heads resurfaced necessary???, or is it okay to just clean how you did

    NeestyNeestyPrieš 3 dienas
  • I installed preload springs under the pistons on my Norton Commando, now I can kickstart it with my hand...

    Den GudomligeDen GudomligePrieš 3 dienas

    jsjdhuvy nfjghhhd ddhxcjfjjksjdnfbvjvjsjdhuvy nfjghhhd ddhxcjfjjksjdnfbvjvPrieš 3 dienas
  • w.t.f

    Frank De BelderFrank De BelderPrieš 4 dienas
    • ;)

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 dienas
  • its 7:11 at 8:36

    Dumb2Smart :DDumb2Smart :DPrieš 4 dienas
  • Idk why people always say it’s so hard to repair head gaskets

    Luke MarianoLuke MarianoPrieš 5 dienų
  • xaxa Piston Return Springs xaxaxa

    Papa KostasPapa KostasPrieš 5 dienų
  • Dude you had me.. Never torn down a Honda so who am I to argue. Nice set up how you had the broken ones and all.. Well played..

    Joey PJoey PPrieš 6 dienų
    • Hehe :p

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 5 dienų
  • What's happening to the valve.. 😜😜🤣

    Erol GümüstasErol GümüstasPrieš 6 dienų
  • Wow lol

    Alan FetterLyAlan FetterLyPrieš 6 dienų
  • @#%$😣🙈

    joao henrique leal carneirojoao henrique leal carneiroPrieš 7 dienų
  • if they were real, imagine how freaking MASSIVE they would be if they were in an EMD 20-710 (A Locomotive Engine with a Displacement of 710 Cubic Inches Per Cylinder and has 20 Cylinders hence the name, 20-710.). I would say it would use Semi-Truck Suspension Springs.

    Who you looking at? absWho you looking at? absPrieš 7 dienų
  • Chris fix I'm your biggest fan I love the techniques you put in your videos you put alot of work in it I wanna be like you one day and be able to fix all sorts of cars I dont even care if I get paid or not I love this and I think I found my true calling thank you for helping me with things my school couldn't or didnt want to because I'm a girl but im a hell of a good technician and I will be the best when I get on my feet but thank you you really have me on my toes wanting to know more

    420 Casanova's420 Casanova'sPrieš 7 dienų
  • imagine pulling apart your engine and pausing the video step by step while you do it just to find april fools youve completely fucked yourself

    TrickedHat1139TrickedHat1139Prieš 8 dienų
  • haha

    BLS36BLS36Prieš 8 dienų
  • @ChrisFix - could you make a video on how to replace head gaskets on a 2001 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8? Please!

    Mr.SleepMr.SleepPrieš 8 dienų
  • Gosh dangit I totally fell for this. I've watched the blinker fluid video and because I have a very basic understanding of cars I knew that it was a prank. I even thought wow I wonder how some people would react after finding out its a prank but now I know.

    Kareem AdamsKareem AdamsPrieš 9 dienų
  • My mechanic told me to put on a full on shock absorber to smoothen out my ride and he said that I would gain 150 - 200 hp no problem, I watched him weld it at the valves and piston... He said when the ride is still rough I should come by to his shop again to change it with air ride piston suspension cause he said I could adjust the stroke of the suspension and gain roughly about 500 hp, do you think I should follow his tips or should I stick with these? Cause for some reason the car won't even turn over and start

    Carl ChristianCarl ChristianPrieš 9 dienų
    • @ChrisFix Man... I knew it I was scammed🤦

      Carl ChristianCarl ChristianPrieš 9 dienų
    • I would stick with these for now ;)

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 9 dienų
  • 2 years later, we still don’t have a real head gasket video😥

    Simple DetailingSimple DetailingPrieš 10 dienų
  • I'm impressed how easy it is to get the head off that engine. With mine, I had to take off the motor mounts, jack up the engine, and a bunch of other BS.

    Jake DJake DPrieš 11 dienų
    • Darn!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 10 dienų
  • How did you clean the cylinder head?

    Emils DaksaEmils DaksaPrieš 11 dienų
    • @ChrisFix Are you always this positive and responsive? You must have developed a habbit to be. Do you have a Q&A or podcast where you explain how you started with cars as I saw one comment saying that you went to a culinary school.

      Emils DaksaEmils DaksaPrieš 11 dienų
    • Abrasive end of a sponge and some carb cleaner does the trick!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 11 dienų
  • I wanna know how he made it show up on the scanner 😅😅😂😂

    Jackson27272Jackson27272Prieš 12 dienų
  • Checking my owners manual under: savage

    Bower CabinBower CabinPrieš 12 dienų
  • Live your channel

    FlactionFlactionPrieš 12 dienų
  • Great vid Chris! I'm an automotive engineer and I have to be honest, I questioned myself for a sec :D

    Enbiya KoktasEnbiya KoktasPrieš 13 dienų
  • Anyone else notice that the barcode number is the first 8 digits of Pi??😂

    Brandon AdamsBrandon AdamsPrieš 13 dienų
  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣ma che stupidata è questa!!!!!sei bravo a non ridere!!magari è alimentata a pellet!!

    Gabriele PalmasGabriele PalmasPrieš 13 dienų
    • ;)

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 13 dienų
  • I still wanna know how you got both the DTC scanner and Owner’s Manual to say Piston Return Springs

    Thomas WhalenThomas WhalenPrieš 14 dienų
  • Is it not common practice to machine and resurface the heads before installing the head gasket?

    Jake BartleyJake BartleyPrieš 14 dienų
  • The moment he switched the camera from head gasket to springs you already know it's a prank

    Alex AtakhanovAlex AtakhanovPrieš 14 dienų
  • can you please make another video for Nissan Leaf? probably new japanese cars are little different; didnt find pistons under the hood

    Zahid HasanZahid HasanPrieš 14 dienų
  • Those must be some strong springs hey 😜

    Bradlee GBradlee GPrieš 14 dienų
  • Common !!!!! Let’s stupidfye every child whit new car !!!!

    Pedro PolancoPedro PolancoPrieš 15 dienų
  • P0401 is actually egr code

    Geralt of RiviaGeralt of RiviaPrieš 15 dienų
  • Hhha ngayon lang ako nakakita ng may return spring ang piston hhha

    Rio 666Rio 666Prieš 16 dienų
  • I lost it at the animation demonstrating how the “piston return springs” work

    Joseph JohnsonJoseph JohnsonPrieš 16 dienų
  • I would love to see a engine swap

    JJF JonkerJJF JonkerPrieš 16 dienų
  • Great video! One thing I would probably do before installing the head cover - spray the cleaned tappets and camshafts with with a new oil, so that when you first start the engine up there will be no metal to metal contact in the first 1 - 5 seconds.

    ua madeua madePrieš 16 dienų
  • The best part was how the return springs leaked coolant

    Alex DemarestAlex DemarestPrieš 17 dienų
  • i was so confused bro i was literally thinking like bro how have i never heard of this

    Slow ahh boySlow ahh boyPrieš 18 dienų
  • One thing he forgot to mention is you should rotate the hose clamps to prevent unnecessary wear on the spring clamps

    frank solorsfrank solorsPrieš 18 dienų
  • What was making the clunking noise tho?

    TrippyXSnipezTrippyXSnipezPrieš 18 dienų
  • got me good on this one 😂 I wanted to learn about head gaskets and found this so now I don’t know what is true of this 😂

    j.oj.oPrieš 18 dienų
  • Maaaaaaannnn u make this stuff look super easy!!! Be having me in my driveway messing up everything 😂🤣😂🤣. I appreciate the knowledge, Chris!

    Ant PelAnt PelPrieš 18 dienų
  • me: What!???

    jonalyn jhojhojonalyn jhojhoPrieš 19 dienų
  • U r really awesome coz i m an automobile engineer,yor videos are really helping me to learn practically about the cars. Thank u ❤️❤️ And best wishes to u from india🎉

    Aman PathakAman PathakPrieš 19 dienų
  • I'm pretty new to working on cars and I was 100% convinced the entire time 😂😂 sitting here in december 🙄 Edit: it's also 2:30am and I'm high I'm now realizing like "Why would the piston need a return spring when there's a whole ass explosion in there"

    Jared WimanJared WimanPrieš 20 dienų
  • I don't have overhead cams so where do I put my piston return springs 🤔 my caravan makes the same noise my dad says we should work on it I told him it probably is my piston return rings 😂 I showed him this video and he totally bought it until the blinker fluid 😂😂😂

    Shawn MartinShawn MartinPrieš 20 dienų
  • I still don't know what the prank was in this video

    CombaCombaPrieš 20 dienų
    • There's no such thing as a piston return spring. Pistons are returned by the burning and expanding gas.

      AutogolazzoJrAutogolazzoJrPrieš 14 dienų
  • Oh my god 😂

    jerkmyjoystik 7jerkmyjoystik 7Prieš 20 dienų
  • Damn. I was like “piston return springs...that sounds pretty dumb but the engineers are smarter than me” 😂

    MeatwadMeatwadPrieš 21 dieną
  • I’m not proud of how long (abt 5 min in) it took me to realize he’s messing with us 😂

    Caleb KopitskyCaleb KopitskyPrieš 21 dieną
  • How’d he get that in the scanner and the manual??😂

    HamsterMan ThkHamsterMan ThkPrieš 22 dienas
  • I miss the Del Sol series :(

    Alandre' CupidoAlandre' CupidoPrieš 22 dienas
  • "Brand new piston return springs" Wow :D I felt like there is a lot I never knew about sport cars---- :D whe he he

    László IsóLászló IsóPrieš 22 dienas
  • Amazing!!! Thanks.

    UK GardenerUK GardenerPrieš 22 dienas
  • I was about to start questioning my sanity because I have worked on engines ranging from the smallest single cylinder lawn mowers to engines you can fit a car inside...... and I've never come across piston springs..... My thought process upon seeing the thumbnail was something along the lines of ok it might have been a mistake that slipped though and you meant to say valve springs. Video starts rolling and I start thinking to myself......... this can't be right......... I'm seeing fault codes saying piston springs and I'm seeing springs inside cylinders..... my head hurts. The end of the video rocks up and I notice the date of publication, I think to myself you arse. As payback I'm going to subscribe.....

    Lee OwenLee OwenPrieš 22 dienas
  • Oh... i actually believed this lol.

    TheValiantpacerTheValiantpacerPrieš 23 dienas
  • I legit questioned my knowledge of cars

    Dan3aDan3aPrieš 23 dienas
  • Lmao 😂 I

    Edgar ChiuEdgar ChiuPrieš 23 dienas
  • براڕۆ لەو کەوەرە😂

    دیاری زینالیدیاری زینالیPrieš 23 dienas
  • I know enough about engines, to know, there are no such things as engine return springs but the way you explained everything made me actually believe that could be an issue

    niktob2000niktob2000Prieš 23 dienas
  • Really good head gasket video

    Thoughts Word Action BETAThoughts Word Action BETAPrieš 24 dienas
  • Scrolls through LTworlds and sees video >makes confused domestic V8 noises >realizes it IS actually a joke.

    Thoughts Word Action BETAThoughts Word Action BETAPrieš 24 dienas
  • On my engine, i use piston retorn goblins

    xanoxanoPrieš 24 dienas
  • u sure about them springs? Sounds like a connecting rod bearing chief.

    eddie shittieeddie shittiePrieš 24 dienas
  • Molla di pistoni

    ethan alkoutethan alkoutPrieš 25 dienų
  • Yeah, like the others, an ol' American car shade tree mechanic, "What in the hell are piston return springs? Can they be exactly what the name implies? Crap they do do exactly as the name implies!" I never would have thought anyone would stick springs inside a piston chamber. Go figure.

    Seek TruthSeek TruthPrieš 25 dienų
  • Hahahahaha, I almost believe it.... 🤣

    Bino's GarageBino's GaragePrieš 25 dienų

    AlexAlexPrieš 25 dienų
  • I was so confused

    Taylor colesTaylor colesPrieš 26 dienų
  • I feel like Garage54 should try putting springs in the cylinders.

    Hampus HernstigHampus HernstigPrieš 26 dienų
  • This legit got me I was like oh wow nice to know, and then I watched the muffler bearing thing and That got me too then I was so confused and like googled them and everything I was so upset that you got me so good😂😂

    yaboitater 73yaboitater 73Prieš 26 dienų
  • Ok I'm confused what were the springs actually for?

    20V Silvertop 4A-GE20V Silvertop 4A-GEPrieš 26 dienų
  • Oh

    RickyRickyPrieš 26 dienų
  • good one:D

    ciukcia nedurakasciukcia nedurakasPrieš 26 dienų
  • I thought it was real until I saw the animation

    Frank MyersFrank MyersPrieš 27 dienų
  • Jokes on you ChrisFix. My piston return springs were bad.

    Chris ScheuerChris ScheuerPrieš 27 dienų
  • if your car has piston return springs can you take them out and will it still drive the same

    Aaron BourqueAaron BourquePrieš 28 dienų
  • Okay. But how did he get the app to say “piston return springs”?!?

    • Probably editing magic

      Tyler BlubaughTyler BlubaughPrieš 28 dienų
  • I actually thought this was real for a time... i have a del sol and I researched piston return springs for like a week only to realize that they arent real lmao

    SCreechSCreechPrieš 29 dienų
  • Do you have to drain the coolant before removing the head?

    ToledoToledoPrieš mėn
  • Chris got me watch the whole video, and if he didn't say April fool I would have believe about the Piston return spring.

    steveofsdsteveofsdPrieš mėn
  • does this work for motorcycles? my bike is starting to sound funny and im assuming it the piston return springs going bad 😂

    themotogaragethemotogaragePrieš mėn
  • my car doesn't have piston return springs because german car bro

    BOSNIEN- endurotours fanBOSNIEN- endurotours fanPrieš mėn
    • Thanks for sharing ;)

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • So is this process mostly the same for other cars/trucks? Like i get it that stuff will be located differently like if its a V8 or V6 and what not. But if i followed these steps would it work almost the same for a different vehicle that's not a honda?

    SGT SpookTaylorSGT SpookTaylorPrieš mėn
  • Man American cars are so cool I am really jealous of u guys. But here in India all are crappy...

    Arshpreet SinghArshpreet SinghPrieš mėn
  • When i was 10 i saw this video and believed in him but now im 17 and he betrayed mee😭😭😭😭

    bushra muktharbushra muktharPrieš mėn
    • cap

      themotogaragethemotogaragePrieš 11 dienų
    • @themotogarage ooops yeah my son types all these

      bushra muktharbushra muktharPrieš mėn
    • I actually removed all da seats in our car to clean the interior thanks to ChrisFix's guidance Keep those vids comming👍👍👍

      bushra muktharbushra muktharPrieš mėn
    • ;)

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn