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Old 12-27-2007, 05:52 PM   #1
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Losing antifreeze slowly... looks like I am sharing my mom'* intrigue with her until my dad and I get a chance to rip it apart...
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We are borrowing a friend'* garage and I am going to be taking it apart myself... the only part I am hesitant about are the fuel lines.

Any helpful hints with any or all of the work?
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don't remove the lines from the rail. Simply take the rail off, and move it out of the way, still connected, while you work on it.
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Out of curiosity, how many miles do you have on your car?

Oh, and make SURE you get all the coolant out of your upper/lower intake.
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I have 138,000 miles on my car... and I am going to be doing some research, but is there a guide or order in which to take the engine apart to get to the LIM? I did a Series II last winter with my dad on my mom'* intrigue, but I was wondering if there were any recommendations or hints on the order.
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Thanks, I momentarily forgot about the techinfo tab...
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How much antifreeze should i expect to lose while doing this? I see that our system holds 3.17 Gallons... I was thinking of getting 2 gallon jugs of prestone (not premixed) and just adding water with it.
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that sounds like a good plan, but in order for that to work, you need to completely drain the block.

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The block drain plugs are just above the knock sensor here and on the other side of the block in the same place.

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I have 138,000 miles on my car... and I am going to be doing some research, but is there a guide or order in which to take the engine apart to get to the LIM? I did a Series II last winter with my dad on my mom'* intrigue, but I was wondering if there were any recommendations or hints on the order.
Alldata has the complete service manual for the 2003 Bonneville as a sample of their service, so that should also help with the disassembly.
http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldata/AF...5388/110535819
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