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Old 07-23-2007, 09:57 PM   #1
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intake manifold cracked today, cranking it fried the starter (the gear), and the engine I was told might be fried. The pressure control valve needs to get replaced in addition to the hi-beam switch piece. Almost $1,000 in total. I wonder if I should just get rid of it, I only paid $3,600 for it. THsi sucks, I need some sympathy lol it'* been quite an awful couple of days.
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That truly sucks... and believe me I know how you feel. I paid $12k for my 2003 SSEi... and 700 miles later I had to replace the engine... at a cost of almost $5k.

I feel yer pain. Hang in there.
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intake manifold cracked today, cranking it fried the starter (the gear), and the engine I was told might be fried. The pressure control valve needs to get replaced in addition to the hi-beam switch piece. Almost $1,000 in total. I wonder if I should just get rid of it, I only paid $3,600 for it. THsi sucks, I need some sympathy lol it'* been quite an awful couple of days.
Don't feel down. She'll be back and eating rice before u know it!
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I feel for you. It seemed like i was putting a few hundred $ into mine every few months. Eventually I got to the point when I just couldn't stand putting any more $ into it.
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Assuming it is a bad starter gear and not a bad flexplate...

UIM and new LIM gaskets, oil, filter, coolant - $230
Rebuilt starter - $70
New fuel pressure regulator - $47
High beam switch - junkyard - $25
Chilton'* 28200 repair manual - $18
Your time - 20 hours for $600 saved = $30/hr
Help from your friends on the Bonneville Club - priceless

If you do your own work, you are lookin' at more like $400.

If you need to replace the flexplate and the starter, add $25 more for the junkyard, $13 for a new rear crankshaft seal and a lot more work (pulling the engine.)

Got tools?
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where are you located?? depending on where you live, I might be able to come on out and give a hand with some work

let me know
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Sympathy isn't something we give lightly around here..

We give help..
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and a side of sarcasm
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and a side of sarcasm
Didn't I tell ya to stop being sarcastic?
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Oh, sorrry, I thought you were being sarcastic when you said that.
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