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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.

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Old 01-05-2006, 03:15 AM   #11
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The valley, gaskets still on (the fog in the lower left is my breath. At least it'* above 0!)

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More Gook, the front is actually worse than this. There is a large deposit of sludge on middle cylinder sitting on the "shelf" just below the ports. I had to pick out the plastic pieces of gasket that didn't come with the rest.
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The gaskets. Never happen to you? Wait and see.

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Underside of lowe intake. Yuck!

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The left one is 10w30 sweetened with antifreeze. The right one is straight 10w30 from the 93 or the D[urango]

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Done for tonight. Tomorrow I have to finish tearing down water pump, heater hoses, valve cover gaskets, and clean everything up. Not sure if I'll get to finish Friday or not, but I hope to at least get the blower bolted down again. Injector and O2 probably won't show till next week. It was about 30-45 min prep time of laying out tools and getting things situated so I have room to work. Tear down was about 2.25 hrs. so far.
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On the topic of the metal gaskets, the first page thread ends with the owner saying they didn't use them because they weren't right for his car. I talked to the parts store about it today and he said there is a new plastic version out with guide pins and he just sold a set for a newer Montana, but not seen the metal ones yet.
The metal ones are available at the dealer. I linked to that particular thread because it gave you the P/N. Here'* one where the LI gasket was replaced w/metal:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...+intake+gasket
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The garage pulled the upper and lower intakes off the car. The top intake gasket was the issue.

I have a friend that works for a local GM dealer so I was able to get the GM revised UIM the UIM gasket TB gasket kit, and lower intake gaskets for $120.00 total. One good thing...the lower gasket is made of some sort of metal and looks to be much better. I'm also having them install a 180 degree thermostat.

P/N: 89017816

I've got a call in to the local dealership here to check on availability (it'* too early for them). I'll let you know what I find.

EDIT: Fixed link and added quote from thread.
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On the topic of the metal gaskets, the first page thread ends with the owner saying they didn't use them because they weren't right for his car. I talked to the parts store about it today and he said there is a new plastic version out with guide pins and he just sold a set for a newer Montana, but not seen the metal ones yet.
The metal ones are available at the dealer.

P/N: 89017816

I've got a call in to the local dealership here to check on availability (it'* too early for them). I'll let you know what I find.
$59.65 here locally for the gasket kit, in stock. Verified that it is the new metal one.
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