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Old 02-03-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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Just finished, and my toes are cold. My heater ran out of kerosene, I need to watch that closer. Took a lot of pictures so I will do a write up on doing uppers on a L36. I'll post up some pictures in a bit.
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Look forward to seeing it Dan. What color gasket sealer did you use (red or black)?
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I used the black that comes with the gaskets. I had her pick up the parts. Shame she got the plastic LIM gaskets. But she will be fine for a long time.
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It'* a GM, this belongs in Chat. LOL! Mooooooo'ved.
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Ack, I clicked the wrong area. My bad.
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.... gotcha. Pics, pics, pics.
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Dan (and other MasterMinds), if you get a chance please take a look at this gasket tech tip article and share your thoughts:

http://www.atvconnection.com/Departm...ket-Sealer.cfm
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First is was off with the fuel rails.


After the fuel rails and injectors were all out of the way I removed the throttle body.


The UIM has 8mm bolts,


had to take the alternator and move it out of the way.


Because someone decided it would be fun to hide a bolt under it.


And off it came.


I convinced her it'* worth doing the LIM gaskets as well.


Let'* hide 2 bolts inside the LIM.


And it'* all off.


No mater how hard you try, coolant still gets in to the lifter valley. A prime reason why I like green.


All cleaned up and going back together.
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Looks good Dan. We should probably mention the different sized EGR stovepipes and point out the common failure point in the UIM where the stovepipe passes through. I like to emphasize the importance of step torquing the UIM bolts to their 89in lbs total torque. Not stepping can sometimes result in the ears breaking off the new UIM.
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