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Old 12-17-2009, 07:29 PM   #11
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UIM= Upper Intake Manifold, but you have a supercharger and don't have one
LIM= Lower Intake Manifold, the piece the supercharger is bolted to

Dan, if the thermostat was stuck open wouldn't the hose be hard, not soft like he said?
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Not necessarily Much less heat, less pressure.
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Ah yes I forgot about the pressure
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UIM= Upper Intake Manifold, but you have a supercharger and don't have one
LIM= Lower Intake Manifold, the piece the supercharger is bolted to
Actually the Supercharger is the UIM!
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Ya the thermostat is 7.99 at autozone and the guy said once you take off the gasket holder for the hose you need a new one since the old one will not go back on it is designed that way he says. I think I will have my mobile mechanic do it. He is cheap labor.
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What?? You get a thermostat and a gasket, no big deal. Remove 2 bolts, pop housing off, about a cup of coolant comes out. Pop out old thermostat, clean up gasket surface. Put new thermostat in, put housing on, tighten two bolts, add a little coolant threw the radiator cap. Done.
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Yah if you have a 10mm socket you can do this, we need to get you to start getting your hands dirty and stop using this mobile guy, how much is his labor? I would think more than a shop

get yourself a good set of sockets and screwdrivers, its good for more than just your car
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You will save a ton of cash doing even the easy stuff. For tools all you need is a 3/8 socket wrench, a 10mm, 13mm, and 15mm socket, a short extension, a set of screwdrivers, and that'* about it. You can cover most maintenance things.
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By doing the easy stuff you learn and build confidence in yourself and eventually tackle the bigger things. Mechanics labor charges can really add up after awhile.
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Here is the list of repairs from my mechanic for the 01 pontiac bonneville:

Kinda steep I think:

Reseal intake manifold $650
Replace drive belt $120
Passenger outer tie rod end $120
Front end alignment $79
Reseal power steering pump $340
Replace drivers side axle $320
Tune-up $300
Fuel system treatment $149
Right front strut mount $286
Drivers side blend door accuator $330

Plus my check engine light just came on, what could that mean?
In what order should I concentrate my fixing on first? I was thinking the front end alignment and check engine light would be first, but as money is tight what should I save up for the next fix? I am not mechanically inclined and have NEVER worked on a car before I am a computer wizz not a gear head, so me doing my own work is out of the question I would end up breaking something or getting too frustrated and chopping my hand off. So with that being said which do you think in order should be fixed first?
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