Originally Posted by cvc
hwo do you edit the post ? I tried but it didn't work im probably doing something wrong. I live near Syracuse NY. My 98 Bonnie was changed because the intake shows a 2000 date. I have put over 150k on this car myself and chgd the coolant too but it doesn't go down at all, shouldn't I just wait till I notice missing coolant ? Also my Park Ave is a 1999 and the intake shows a 2002 date, not sure when it was done but it has 70k on the car should I also just keep an eye on it ? I am not sure who did the repair but it looks like the lower was done also because you can see the bright orange edge sticking out ? The Bonnie will probably be sold or dumped after winter and then the Park will be put on the road. I hate to get rid of the Bonnie as besides having 212k miles it is in really good shape with NO rust, oh well thanks for the info and help. I will post on the 99 site.Now you said got to "National Meets" is this a web site or a real meet ? Pls inform,thanks again !
Don't edit them now. Let it go. Next time.
I changed the UIM and gaskets on EK98'* car 3 months ago. HIs manufactured date is March of 2002. His manifold was failing, and his gaskets were absolute * H I T.
We did his as a preventive measure. He had no symptoms yet. D a m n good thing we did, too.
You should do the whole top end with an APN kit or a Dillon UIM ($60 for the Dillon).
The whole job on EK98'* care was well under 200 bucks. Probably closer to 150.
The point being that if it fails before you fix it, you may suffer bottom end (bearing/crank) damage and lose the engine. It'* happened to more than one member here.