Especially since you tried to take it off but couldn't. I'm wondering if maybe you didn/t damage the gasket at that time. Just a thought.
yes i am guessing i could have damaged it. I was able to take everything off execpt the bolts that connect the tb to the ui?. and i did do alot of forcing.
There are a few things you want to do... Have the Lower intake manifold gaskets replaced, as well as the throttle body gasket... If the Coolant Bypass fitting has not been replaced in the past( Plastic ) have it replaced with a new metal unit and you will avoid troubles in the future
ok i read that the UI should have the date of manufacture on the top.
I have looked for mine and could not find it. I have noticed that my ui seems to be the cleanest piece on my engine, could this mean that it has been replaced before??
i did not ask the last owner of any possible mishaps with it..
i will have to wait until tomorrow for further diagnostics as the mechanic is not intown.
yes and i have noticed that the main coolant poddles are under the TB.
as Bill suggested on his post.
thanks once again guys, u guys r bonneville guardian angels man