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Old 01-30-2008, 12:10 AM   #1
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Default FYI on lower intake manifold upgrade gaskets

Just to let anyone who cares know....

For those on a tight budget, the upgrade gaskets for the lower intake manifold that are suggested in the tech info article have gone up in price from the price listed in the tech bulliten ( not that it isnt expected after 2 years). The price listed is 59 bucks..the new price is 96 greenbacks!..Just thought i would pass that info on. I still got them...
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Just to let anyone who cares know....

For those on a tight budget, the upgrade gaskets for the lower intake manifold that are suggested in the tech info article have gone up in price from the price listed in the tech bulliten ( not that it isnt expected after 2 years). The price listed is 59 bucks..the new price is 96 greenbacks!..Just thought i would pass that info on. I still got them...
The price varies greatly among dealers. Two years ago one dealer sold them for $59 while another GM dealer in the same town sold them for $89. Pays to shop around. IIRC, intense sells em too.....Just checked intense racing.com.... They currently sell 'em for $49.99 + $11.11 to ship to my house in Iowa = $61.10 total.
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I paid $39 for mine
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I paid $39 for mine
Where did you buy them? Are they available to anyone at that price?
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The parts guy at the dealer did some magic behind the monitor for me and magic-ed the price down to about 75 bucks. The look on his face was a look of confusion when the computer pulled up the price as 96 bucks...I payed a little more, but i was also able to get the exploded view of the intake manifold printed from their computer which is nice to have..anyone want me to scan and upload the two views i got from them yesterday? I am going to do the job this weekend and will try to get lots of pics for the forum...
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PS..just wanted to let THEDUDE know..the dancing banana makes me feel so much better about paying too much for aluminum framed gaskets...LOL [/quote]
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For part #89017816, which is listed in Techinfo as the aluminum gasket, GMPD lists them for 37.52 plus shipping.
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WOW that sucks. Got them from a GM Pontiac Dealer. Must be one holy hell of a markup on that part. Well thats what I get for buying from the dealer. Why does a learning experience have to cost so much?
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For part #89017816, which is listed in Techinfo as the aluminum gasket, GMPD lists them for 37.52 plus shipping.
With shipping to my house, GMPD would charge $48.47. And, considering GMPD'* reputation for timely shipping, a good couple of weeks before you see them. It is the lowest cost option I have seen as long as you are not in a hurry. Thanks for the info, Barry.
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Why does a learning experience have to cost so much?
In general, the more costly the lesson, the better we remember it.
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