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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 01-22-2008, 10:53 PM   #31
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They go by book rate. What the book says the job should take.

I can tear down and rebuild the same top end on an L36 or L67 in 2-3 hours, but if I were a shop, I'd still go bey the shop rate for the job.


Nevertheless, you didn't get the PARTS and FLUIDS specified. Don't ask for money back, get what you asked for at no extra cost.
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How can I be sure Fel-Pro gaksets were used?
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Because they're black with orange, and they're the most readily available.

Get the hoses and coolant you specified though.
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Will do.
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I hate when members get burned.
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So, I called out the owner on the DexCool issue as well as the hoses. He said that he'll swap out the hoses when ever I want (no problem). Then he told me that they used the "prestone gm dex cool anti freeze." I said, "but last night you told me that you just put in dexcool. I'm confused." He said, "that was my mistake last night sorry, this morning i looked at the container . the top says gmdexcool approved."

For all I know, he could be lying just to appease me. I wish there were a way to tell the truth.
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But didn't you specify GREEN glycol antifreeze?
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this is what they put in...


this is what you need in
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Ahh... I see where there was confusion. I specified "Prestone Long-Life DEX compatible antifreeze" which is what he said they could not find locally. Instead they used the "Prestone DEX-COOLŪ Extended Life Antifreeze/ Coolant."

EDIT: The images above shows both have "Extended Life." I copied directly from Willren'* article http://www.zillamotorsports.com/DEX/
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the link is broken, can you repost or email me the info, I need to rplace my lim gasket in the next couple of days.
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You have to pull the LIM to get the heads off.

I'll bet you my car against yours that it'* the LIM gaskets and not the heads. But I'm basing my odds on my experience and observation over 5 years on this Forum. I think we've seen MAYBE one or two failed head gaskets in 5 years here, and one or both wasn't completely confirmed.

http://www.*********************/DEX

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Print that and show it to your mechanic. It'* the LIM gaskets. And the beauty is you don't even have to pull the SC or fuel rail. Pull it all out as one big piece. Very little work.
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