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Old 02-05-2009, 03:15 PM   #1
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Just purchased a used 3.8 L67 for my 02 SSEI. The engine has 42k miles on it. should i replace the LIM now? I had to replace the one on my original motor at 73k miles.

and if i replace now is this all i need to buy?

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That would be a good idea. Just make sure you get the improved aluminum gaskets.
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do u know what year GM started to use the improved design? and if so do u know where to look on the block for the production date? i'm not sure what year this engine was made. just know it'* direct replacement for 00-05


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Not sure when they started using the new gaskets. But these are what you want to use.

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Just called the local Pontiac dealer... my cost is $66.40. it'* worth the extra $7.00 to pic them up locally
I also called Advanced Auto and the Felpro Gaskets are NOT Metal

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With shipping that woudl be about the same, so just pick them up local.
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OK Dan......
help me with my parts list... I was so focused on getting an engine i didn't think about tuneup parts
I think i'm just gonna order everything from INTENSE.

Here'* my list so far what am i forgetting?

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You will need a supercharger gasket, and a throttle body gasket. Other then that I think you have it all.

Edit. And 2 rubber O rings for the coolant, and you migh tneed the coolant elbows. If I think of anything else I'll add it.

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