OK so here'* the pics and the story of fixing it and what i learned! lol.
Start time: 11:00am
End time: 6:30pm
# of tools thrown: 1
# of obscenities: well over 100
Heres the picture of the problem. The dexcool was leaking from the intake manifold and puddling up here. When parked on the hill because of the horrible design of the valve cover and the worn gasket the dexcool would seep inside the valve cover.
Fuel rail, supercharger taken off. I learned that you need to relive the pressure in the fuel lines before removing them! wow was that interesting and kinda dangerous, I still can't get the smell of gas off of me.
Everything taken off. Looks kinda weird in there seeing as how i've never taken one of these apart before. Everything looked clean inside and a got to look around a little.
Clean up time! The gaskets were a pain in the *** to get off. Thank god for power tools.
All cleaned up ready to go back on.
Back together for the most part. Just need the fuel rail and all the plugs put back in.
So at 6:30 I try to start it. IT RUNS!! well for about 2 minutes then starts surging and DIES! WTF? check everything start it again, surging and boost gauge is right at 0 and it is sucking so much air in all you can hear is it whining. Now I'm pissed thinking I put something back in wrong and will have to start all over again. So i go back and check everything. Could it be a vacuum line i forgot under on the intake manifold? I plug it back in and check it. YUP! thank god. Can't believe something so small like that will make the car not run.
Found alot of carbon build up in the supercharger, cleaned that all out. I was very surprised at the amount actually. I was hoping to change the */c oil but they only had 1 bottle of it
so had to order another and order the throttle body gasket so i can do that next week.
Overall not a bad experience, always love working on the engine. Everything came undone pretty OK too, no stubborn anything. It'* cured the leak so far. You could see where the gasket had eaten away and started leaking. I was not impressed at all with the gaskets they had in there. I also am not impressed with the valve covers AT ALL. The walls are very thin near the injectors and the heat makes them very brittle. Mine actually cracked and that is where the dexcool had come in from along with the poor gaskets on there. Anyways hope u guys enjoy the pics!