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Old 06-26-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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Here'* what I am looking to do:

1. 180 deg. Thermostat
2. Flush out Dex, replace with Prestone mix any color (green)
3. Fuel Filter
4. Plugs/Wireset - Autolite Platinum ( I am N/A)
5. Oil pressure sending unit (my guage is pegged at 120 psi)
6. Oil Change (obviously)
7. PCV Valve
8. Serpentine Belt (mine is shiny)

I was just wondering if anyone else had any other suggestions. BTW I am also doing the solid motor mount mod, thanks to harofreak on the wonderful write-up.

Thanks guys!!
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yup, def do the solid motor mount

looks like you have a great plan, the only thing that you could add would be to check out the air filter, or get a K&N.
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Have you done the Aluminum framed LIM gaskets, or replacement UIM yet?

If you don't know

UIM - Upper intake manifold
LIM - Lower intake manifold
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92V688 - My dad and I just did IUM and LIM on my mom'* 98 intrigue. Now we know what not to break off while replacing them, when mine starts to leak. My gaskets look old, but I am going to wait a little bit longer, they seem to be hanging in there. (Hopefully I don't get stranded.)

Harofreak - I have a CAI setup pulling air from behind the headlight...it is insulated quite well. I am the most excited to do the solid motor mount. When i shift into any gear from Park the engine jumps ALOT and shakes the car. It was stated before in another topic," The shaking might spill your coffee." At first I thought my tranny was shifting bad but the tranny fluid and level looked good. After I noticed it "jumps" into gear... I started thinking front transmission mount.

P.*. Congratulations on the write-up, I'm not sure how long ago you made it, but all those pictures are awesome. One question though..you jack up the car using the hydraulic lift then use the jack stands under the engine right? then bring the car down a little onto the stands to take pressure off the mount?
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sorry, I overlooked your sig with your CAI in there...

[quote="P.*. Congratulations on the write-up, I'm not sure how long ago you made it, but all those pictures are awesome. One question though..you jack up the car using the hydraulic lift then use the jack stands under the engine right? then bring the car down a little onto the stands to take pressure off the mount?[/quote]

exactly. remove the 3 bolts from the mount, don't try to get just the rubber cushion out by itself. make sure you use locking washers and/or nuts. good luck!
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Yep, I am hoping Wal-mart carries the right stuff, 3 practice pucks and to the local hardware store for 1/2 X 8'' to 9'' bolt with washers, lock washers and nuts. (I already read the post about the double nutting )

The Charcoal canister just pulls out with those rubber gromets? And it'* easiest to get to those 3 bolts from the bottom?
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what are you doing with the charcoal canister? I have never touched mine.

the 3 bolts on the mount are easiest from the top, but you would have figured that out the second you started working on it. you only have to go under the car for the single bolt into the frame.
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Is the charcoal canister the cylindrical shape just above the that mount between the thermostat housing and the radiator?

I'll see if i can get a pic.
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Your 2nd to last picture....

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=puck&start=40

Where those 3 bolts are, mine has a cylinder which i think is the charcoal canister, which is held in by rubber things. Did yours have this?
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mine had nothing like that.

snap a pic of yours, unless someone has an idea.. i have no clue

keep in mind that charcoal canisters are large, about the diameter of a 2 liter pop bottle and about 10 inches tall. they should have plastic vacuum lines coming to and from them. i doubt this is what you are seeing.
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