Originally Posted by 19bonnie95
Any chance it'* the head gaskets? Do i just need gaskets or what? ...but was just wondering what'* the chance that it'* the head gaskets and what'* the chance that it is the upper or lower intake? I don't know how complex it is and i dont have many tools at this location yet just the basic ones.... sockets wrenchs etc.
(Cleaned that up for you, a bit.)
In answer to your questions: That chance that it'* the head gaskets is very close to zero. Reason being: (According to reports on this club) we've **never** had head gaskets go.
You'll need upper and lower intake manifold gaskets and a new upper intake. As others have mentioned, get a Bob Dillon rebuild from Bob Dillon here in this club.
You'll need sockets and wrenches, rags, scraping tools, and maybe a wire brush to remove old gasket material. Cleaning fluid like Brake cleaner may be helpful too. Even if the task seems a little bit complex, you have all the combined knowledge of all the people in this group to help you get through any part that might stump you. We have documented the process in threads on this club complete with photographs that should be helpful in guiding you through the repair.
You know, there are cases where you don't want to do this yourself, and you might find a club member nearby to lend a hand. When mine blew in December I had zero time to mess with it and needed my car back immediately, so I had my dealer do it. It was expensive. If you have some time at all, and the ability to take your time and ask here for help if you need it as you go along, you'll find the collective wisdom of this group to be an amazing resource. If mine went today, I'd do it myself.
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