Sorry if Im asking a question thats already been anwered, but what I found in the the threads I searched all seemed to address leaking intakes that weren't supercharged.
Ok, My 2000 SSEI is losing coolant. About 1quart + in 6 months or so. I took some pix. I searched and read threads about the intake problem. I saw that dorman makes an intake repair kit for some of the 3.8 engines. I think I can do this. I worked on all my own stuff for 35 years now. But Ive never worked on a supercharged intake before.
I know a couple of you guys here could do this with one hand tied behind your back, Help?
It looks like the intake may be seeping where it mates with the head. Some staining evidence it looks like.
The biggest puddle is up on top near the fuel injector, but there is some in the back of the engine as well.
What do you guys think Im faced with here, Upper and Lower gasket replacement? Were the supercharged upper intakes a bad design or just the non supercharged models?
Any help here would be appreciated, I think she needs surgery, and Im probably going to be holding the scalpel.
BTW, no apparent evidence of coolant in the engine oil.
Where the head and intake mates, minor evidence of leakage
Above the T on the sticker on the valve cover, pic doesnt show very well, but coolant is puddled up around the area where the fuel injector is.