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Old 09-18-2006, 01:56 AM   #1
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The other day I checked my local Pontiac dealer for the price on the new aluminum lower intake manifold gaskets and also for an upper intake manifold gasket. I was quoted almost $90 for the LIM gaskets and almost $60 for the UIM gasket. About six months ago the same dealer sold the LIM aluminum gaskets for less than $60! That'* a 50% increase in 6 months!

Are you guys seeing similar prices from your local dealers on these items? I hope my local guy was just trying to fleece me and the price is more reasonable elsewhere.
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Dealer prices will vary by parts counter guy and customer on a daily basis. They typically have 3 or 4 different 'markup schedules' they can pick and choose depending on who you are.

Run the numbers through GMPD to see if that'* the case. I know EK98 got the same lower price as you guys did, about 3 or 4 weeks ago when he bought his gaskets.
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Yeah, Bill, GM partsdirect lists: GM LIST: $57.82,OUR PRICE: $36.08 for the earlier 89017816 aluminum LIM gasket and a couple dollars less for what some have reported as a new part number for the aluminum LIM gasket : 89017825

So, it would appear the counter guy was really tryin' to stick it to me. I asked him to please check the price as it seemed quite a bit higher than what they were charging just a few months ago, but he claimed the price was correct.

Tommorow I'll check with some other dealers who haven't just built a new showroom and service bay.
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I don't have the receipt with me, but I believe the Aluminum frame LIM gasket was around $55 and the UIM gasket around $30 from the local pontiac dealer. Similar to the prices you say from gmdirect.
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Wow, Bill....they did try to put it to you, didn't they? The ones I bought about a month ago were just about $60 with tax.
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