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Old 04-07-2006, 02:00 PM   #11
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Funny you mention that. GM is replacing the lower intake gaskets on my mom'* 2003 Alero. 3400 with 39,000 miles. Out of warranty, but if you complain enough, they'll see your side of things!
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My LIM gaskets were trashed, but I dunno how old they were or anything like that. As far as I'm concerned they had 209K on them, because that'* the mileage when I changed them out.
That might be, but as with any recognized maintenance item, the intent is to change things before they become a problem and potentially cause issues elsewhere. Thus the term "preventive maintenance". Mine had 125K + on them when they went, but I think I'll change them again at around 200K.

IMO, the new aluminum based gasket set from GM may be a permanent fix, but only time will tell.
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just redid my whole motor after 177 xxx km, not bad no more leaks
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