LIM Gasket problem
The kids car had the first signs of UIM failure. Have new (stovepiped) UIM on hand, and everything tore down, ready for a saturday rebuild, so I went down to the dealer with the info from the tech info, for the aluminum frame LIM gaskets. The gal behind the counter was insistent that I needed to know if had the alignment pins or not.
I know my way around the fenders, And am pretty sure that I don't see any alignment pins. (no set drift pins in either the LIM or on the mating surface on the heads. Which leads me to:
1) Does it really not matter, because the non-alignment pin version will work on both applications?
2) What do you guys recommend in the corners of the gaskets? It is clear that from the factory that some black RTV was used. Any good RTV work, or some specialized GM part #? (I already have some high temp that I plan to use on the ends of the EGR pipe.)
3) After tearing this far down, am I stupid for not replacing the Vavle cover gaskets, which are not weepy? (Car is right at the 100K mark, and they have not been touched yet)
Edit- This is not for the car in my siggy, for a 1997 NA, that my son drives
Proud owner of 'Quicksilver'
Currently Own - 2000 Bonneville SSEi, 70K, Silver (the fastest color)
Factory Options: all, except seat heaters (See Below)
Mods: Custom Seat heaters, GXP Strut Tower bar, Solid Engine mount (Alum Roundstock/ tire sidewall hybrid), Intense FWI, Intense 3.4" Pulley, Over-size Idler Pulley (for stock superchareger belt size), Mr. Alternator power source (Powder Coated Red), Belden Wires, Red Wire Looming, Autotap OBDII Gauge.
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