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Old 04-25-2006, 12:45 AM   #11
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Mike, you're not going to fix her?

compyelc4 - If you can't find the leak, I'd suggest getting the gaskets done, sooner rather than later.
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I swapped out the upper and lower gaskets as well as the throttle body on mine. Not a bad job. It'* probably 10 hours of work and well worth the peace of mind.
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Mine was leaking, very slightly, so let the car like that a while, thinking it was nothing, then i heard the valve clicking.... and needed my lifters cleaned.

Dunno if its coincidence, but couples month later my engine break, spun bearing, and needed a new engine...............................but.......... ............




Snot a problem anymore......



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Mines kinda got a ticking, which makes me think either the IM or the EM are going. Either way, itll last me another two weeks before I ship out....then itll be GP GXP time when I return.
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Mike, you're not going to fix her?

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I dont to hijack the thread sorry, but the entire front end need to be replace, the insurance say its totaled , and i dont /cant afford the price, and even fix, it will never be the SSEi i got. I dont like to say that.

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For the coolant leak, like the other said, even if you are not sure its that, change them, a time will come it will be needed.
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I also own a 2001 SSEi. I just replaced my lower intake manifold gasket, supercharger gasket, and (2) supercharger O-rings about 2 weeks ago. I had coolant sitting on the intake with only 55000 miles on the clock. It wasn't a bad job at all. It is handy if you have the factory manuals to step you through the process and give you the torque settings when assembling. Here are the P/N'* you will need:

LIM gasket kit: 89017825 Cost: $45.91
Supercharger gasket: 24503911 Cost: $7.96
Supercharger O-rings: 24501563 Cost: $7.40 ($3.70 each)

The most time consuming part of the job for me was removing the old intake gaskets from the intake and block. Also, don't foget to drain the anti-freeze before starting this job or you will leak anti-freeze into the engine when you pull the intake. It is also a good idea to drain the oil after completing the job.
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With the updated aluminum LIM gasket just being released it wouldn"t hurt to upgrade. IMO
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Hey Mike, want mine? Same as yours only black
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Hey Mike, want mine? Same as yours only black
Why are you selling your if you love it?

even if the insurance pay for my car, i lost a lot of money because of all the repair i have done , money i have to give to the bank now.
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Mike I know... I have put a few$$ into mine too. I was kidding really. I assume that after owning one and knowing what it takes to try to keep it fixed, you'd never get another...

sorry bad joke... I still love the car tho...
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Mike I know... I have put a few$$ into mine too. I was kidding really. I assume that after owning one and knowing what it takes to try to keep it fixed, you'd never get another...

sorry bad joke... I still love the car tho...
No problem , i was assuming all those repairs because i loved the car, like you, but now its over, i will never buy another Bonneville, too bad because its so fun to drive and so beautiful.


Back on main subject...
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