99 SSEI How hard is it to... - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-18-2003, 07:23 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
miles26 is on a distinguished road
Default 99 SSEI How hard is it to...

Chang the Intake manifold gasket, valve covers, oil pan gasket and flush the cylinders, correct me if i'm wrong. These are words from a dealer mechanic after i have asked him that I have an oil leak and my vehicle is 96,000 miles.

How hard is it, for me to do this, I wat to save some money.
miles26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2003, 08:12 PM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

I've seen those leaks at each 'end' of the lower intake where it mates to the block sealed with hi-temp RTV. It'* usually in the 'corners' where it blows out. I personally think this job would be a bit less scary on a SC engine than a NA. I've done it on an L27 for a neighbor, and I've had my SC off, so that'* where my comparison/experience is coming from.

Very few of us here have been that far down into a 3800, but have other drivetrains numerous times. That can be a one day job, 2 at the most, if you've never done it before. Plan on buying a good torque wrench, but other than that, it'* all standard tools.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2003, 08:46 PM   #3
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

I really think it might be possible to seal this from the OUTSIDE if that'* where it'* leaking. Jseabert'* L27 had been done that way, and was only leaking from one of the 4 corners when we pulled it apart. If you cleaned it up real well first, it might be worth trying, rather than going all the way though it.

This is all assuming that'* where this particular leak is, but I'm betting on it. That'* the weak spot in the seals. I'd be willing to bet it'* not a head gasket. You shouldn't have to pull them. SC and lower intake should solve the problem, unless the rtv trick would work.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2003, 03:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: southern California
Posts: 538
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
billha is on a distinguished road
Default

Just a thought...you might try to tighten all loose bolts first, but make sure you tighten them uniformly and not to overtighten them.

If the seals/gaskets are shot, though, obviously tightening the bolts won't help.
billha is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4T65E hard shifting when driven hard pontiacandryan 1992-1999 14 06-29-2009 05:25 PM
Hard shifting tranny 2000 SSEi David CO 2000-2005 1 10-25-2006 08:03 PM
Is it normally hard to produce boost on stock SSEi? Boreas 1992-1999 5 07-18-2006 05:57 PM
How hard are these tranny supposed to shift?? '02 SSEi crazyjoe 2000-2005 13 01-04-2006 07:45 PM
a/c not blowing out hard enough--93 SSEI dmack147 1992-1999 9 06-28-2005 11:44 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:02 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.