Originally Posted by BillBoost37
GM/FelPro/ZZP/Intense/Victor.. it'* literally all the same gasket.
I say go with the best cost.
The key here Irv is knowing if your car is charged or not. If it'* not you get a better price, charged usually costs a bit more. One thing to watch out for.. the FelPro kits frequently have grommets. You want the grommets. They help keep the proper torque/pressure on the gaskets.
Just did UIM/LIM on the '95. Added in rings and sleeves on the injectors, valve cover gaskets, clean TB and sensors.
Did the hold-your-breath and turn the car over. I'm looking at the scanner... "thats good", "that'* good", "thats good, too". Then I looked up and there is smoke piling out at the front of the hood.
Engine oil on the front exhaust manifold. Twice I re-torque the valve cover. Still leaking. It'* now completely dark, and I call it quits. I'm madder than a balloon dog dropped in a pen of porcupines, ..
everything works best it has in 2 years, and I can't get the stinkin' valve cover to stop haverin' oil all over the manifold.
Next day, i see it as plain as the *ss I was. One of the rubber grommets is bad, and the oil just spits out.
Yeah,... clean and carefully check the grommets. They aren't just for show.
1995 SE ..Green and Rattle Can...234K mi...Bonnie (she'll outlive me)
1998 SSEI .. White ..119K mi...Evey
1996 SSE ..MajTeal..157K mi...4/12- Dealer trade full of Lucas Trans fix