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Old 04-18-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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Once again guys, I'm depending on your extensive knowledge to help me with a parts order Frank has entrusted to me. I've called a supplier and he'* asked some questions to which I do not know the answers. You've all been a great help in the past so hopefully someone will be able to give me answers to these questions.

Apparently the thermostat is 180 or 190 (I believe he means degrees). Does anyone know which one I should order for this car?

Front motor mount - He asked if it was left, right or torque strut (sounds sexy, doesn't it?). His question doesn't match what I was told. From what I understand, when looking into the engine from the front of the car, there'* one at the rear, another on the left and one at the front. Apparently the one I need is at the very front of the engine (I guess in the area above the rad)... so which one do I order? Is this what he referred to as the torque strut?

Intake Manifold Gasket - This supplier told me to check with the dealership because there is a problem with these. They are plastic and leak internally which I'm guessing could cause numerous problems. Is this a dealer item only?

Valve Cover Rubbers? I don't know the technical name for these but apparently they've swelled up and should be replaced. What is the proper name for these?

Once again, thanks for all your help. I can't begin to imagine how I would order these things without your recommendations and input. I really appreciate your kindness.

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Once again guys, I'm depending on your extensive knowledge to help me with a parts order Frank has entrusted to me. I've called a supplier and he'* asked some questions to which I do not know the answers. You've all been a great help in the past so hopefully someone will be able to give me answers to these questions.

Apparently the thermostat is 180 or 190 (I believe he means degrees). Does anyone know which one I should order for this car?

Front motor mount - He asked if it was left, right or torque strut (sounds sexy, doesn't it?). His question doesn't match what I was told. From what I understand, when looking into the engine from the front of the car, there'* one at the rear, another on the left and one at the front. Apparently the one I need is at the very front of the engine (I guess in the area above the rad)... so which one do I order? Is this what he referred to as the torque strut?

Intake Manifold Gasket - This supplier told me to check with the dealership because there is a problem with these. They are plastic and leak internally which I'm guessing could cause numerous problems. Is this a dealer item only?

Valve Cover Rubbers? I don't know the technical name for these but apparently they've swelled up and should be replaced. What is the proper name for these?

Once again, thanks for all your help. I can't begin to imagine how I would order these things without your recommendations and input. I really appreciate your kindness.

Cathy


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A. Front motor mount is like the torque axis mount or something..i believe this is a dealer item I could be wrong


B. You are correct, better stick to the dealer or GMPD for this one.

C. They are called valve cover gaskets...orded thu your local store


In your climate I would run a 180 in the summer and 195 in the winter to keep the car warm.
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Good job Hans.

Cathy..you need to know which mount is bad to be able to order it. Ask hubs exactly where it is located, then you will be able to order it properly. Motor mounts are available aftermarket as well.

Intake gasket: If he means the one between the supercharger and lower intake manifold, then that would be called an upper intake gasket or plenum gasket typically.

Thermostat, yes degrees F not C (In celcius..that would be super hot)

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Intake gasket - he means the one between the intake manifold and block. What is this gasket called?

By the way, here are pictures of what Frank has completed today.



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LIM Gasket

COMMON FAILURE, not as common as the s2s but it still happens on the s1s.
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Lower Intake Manifold gaskets.
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Is there a specific brand or procedure that he should follow since it sounds like this is a common problem.

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Lowe gaskets on the 95 Supercharged are not overly common. Just the procedure in his repair manual will do fine.
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Gaskets from the dealer or Fel-Pro. It'* a 4-piece set. Make sure you add a dab of sealant in the 'pointed corners' or ends of the block to LIM seals on the left and right where the LIM, block, and heads all meet. A little bit right in the corner, extending a little bit under and over that seal right before you drop the LIM back on.
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On the LIM gaskets, your parts supplier guy may have been referring to the new aluminum gaskets available through your GM dealer, so he'* leading you right. Some have said these may be available aftermarket, but it'* worth it to get these new ones.
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