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Old 04-09-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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OK, got the well known intake leaks- going through about a qt of antifreeze every couple weeks so not terrible.

Checked with my local guy and he says oh bout $350 with parts to changes, half a day. I didn't think that was too bad.
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About $50 and $60 in parts, LIM gaskets, supercharger gasket, 2 rubber O rings, and a throttle body gasket. About 4 hours of time if you have never done it. Takes me about 2.5 hours. The only problem area is the vacuum T under the supercharger snout, it tends to be brittle and brake a lot. For a shop that'* not a bad price I guess.
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The parts should cost closer to $100
LIM gaskets dealer cost $43
SC gasket (comes with rings) Fel Pro $12
TB gasket FelPro $6
Injector O-rings (at least 6) $7
Cleaners and goops ?
Coolant and oil change

Takes me 2 hours to flip one out the door.

The price you got is very fair. Just ensure they use the aluminum intake gaskets. FelPro has a part number with a T at the end of their Aluminum gaskets.
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Thanks guys- This shop is one of those rare guys that works really cheap and tries to "fix" things to save people money. I didn't think that was too bad of a price. I could have done it, but it'* more a matter of time than anything else- plus it'* good to get another set of eye'* on this puppy just in case there'* something I'm missing otherwise. I like doing suspension and brake work but going into the valley I'm not so much into.
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If the leak is external, yup, it'* intakes and seepage. If it'* internal, then it'* more likely the TB/SC gaskets than the LIM'*. And we'd suggest the LIM'* while that much stuff was off anyhow.
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I stopped by the [email protected] to check it out- already had the lim back on. Said it was clean as a whistle inside. He was replacing more stuff than he thought, brittle lines and such. Inside of the manifold looked pretty crappy though. Probably from the recirculated exhaust I would assume.
Said she'll be done soon. and I asked about the gaskets, if they were the Alum ones- he thought they were steel? I know I told him to get the best no matter the cost and there were options. Either way, will still be better than orange puddles all over.
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The puddles will be cured if he put sealant on the bolts for the LIM.
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No leaks- dry- huge piece of mind. Hmmmm just made me think- I haven't checked the oil
Asked about the bolts- Check! sealed.
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Nice...that'* the way you want it.
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