Originally Posted by johnblazer
The intake gaskets are not that big of a deal to change, if you get a 3.8, just plan on replacing them to start with.. after you install a quality lower and upper... your good to go.. why risk it.. then you know what you have going on in the engine.. 3.8 series are getting old... plenty of parts available, cheaper than most anything else to repair
I purchased an 97 eighty eight last fall..only had 41k on it.. but with cars over 15 years old need a special attention to gaskets and cooling system.. I replaced radiator, heater core, hoses, belt, intake gaskets and antifreeze.. I don't have to worry about coolant loss or overheating for a long time... and car is reliable to drive anywhere
I guess what I keep tring to find out is, DID GM change the lower gaskets in a certain ear and start using the good ones ??
Also did the do the same with the upper intake ??
AND is the 3.9 plagued with the same issues ??
I know the are not that big a deal but still an issue to be dealt with...Noone seems to be able to sa " Ok GM started using the new metal LIM gaskets in 2XXX and redesigned the intake in 2XXX