10-14-2007, 10:46 PM
Posts like a Camaro
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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I'm taking my car to the shop this week to have the coolant flushed, as I don't feel it'* within range of my tools or skills to repair lol. It'* sooo ugly, and full of rust chunks. Before that, I will be ripping off the LIM and UIM. Though it looks like the gaskets have been replaced from the outside, I'm not taking the chance of it blowing itself out from anything moving when being flushed. So I'm going to see if I can get a cheap LIM or UIM gasket from autozone, advance auto parts, or napa and see if they will let me return if I end up not needing it. I do all my work at night (10pm or later), so if I tear it apart and it is a bad gasket, I won't be able to re-assemble it and get to work the next day.
Any recommendations? I figured whatever coolant I lose from pulling the UIM/LIM I'll just replace with water since it will be going to the shop within a day to get flushed anyway. Does that sound OK? And what should I ask them to put back in there since Dex cool is apparently evilness? Just something Dex cool compatible?
1997 Bonneville SE - H4U, 3.06:1, Tinted Tails, Bridgestone Potenza G009 225/60/16s
Performance: INTENSE PCM, INTENSE 180* T-stat, Gutted air box, K&N air filter, Ported LIM, Borg Warner Wires, NGK TR-55 Plugs, Adjustable Trans Modulator, Flowmaster 80 crossflow muffler w/ quad tips.
Bells and Whistles: 2x Kicker CVR12 Subs in vented box, 1000W RMS 1-ohm American Bass Amp, Pioneer DEH-P6900UB Head Unit, Hardwired Whistler Pro 58 Radar Detector, Hardwired and Customized Mio c310x GPS