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Old 04-18-2006, 10:09 PM   #1
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I can't wait to put it on


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80k on the original UIM, I figure it'* time to change it.

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GOOD LUCK! And yeah I bet it'* time. Be sure to hit up the lower gaskets too! 77,000 was the first time mine failed by the way.
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you need the lower gaskets too
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I'll get them tomorrow
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You'll likely find that the UIM is OK. You will be VERY surprised at the condition of the lowers. I did my lowers the first time around at 77K. They were a mess to say the least....
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Yep...aluminum frame lowers are the only lowers my local dealer has... no more plastic.
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It must be only the Series 2 lowers that had issues. Or maybe the way dex-cool reacted with them. My lowers were perfect at 100k when they came out.

Make sure you send in that core to Bob Dillon.
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so are you supposed to change the whole manifold assembly when the gaskets are done?

my mechanic said you're not supposed to.. along with the lower pcv o-ring isn't supposed to be there, but yet without the o-ring, it made a horrible hissing, willwren gave me pics of his WITH an o ring, my brothers 3800 MCSS has one on it, and to top it off, it'* still losing fluids

is it supposed to be changed and how much is the part
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so are you supposed to change the whole manifold assembly when the gaskets are done?

my mechanic said you're not supposed to.. along with the lower pcv o-ring isn't supposed to be there, but yet without the o-ring, it made a horrible hissing, willwren gave me pics of his WITH an o ring, my brothers 3800 MCSS has one on it, and to top it off, it'* still losing fluids

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Have you read ANYthing about the UIM failures on the VinK motors? Not changing that UIM could eventually cost you the entire motor. It has for a dozen or so members here in 3 years.

And what pic did I send you? I don't recall that.

Your mechanic isn't very 3800 savvy apparently, and your friend with the MCSS....is he supercharged or not? If not, he'* got serious issues that are going to cost him his motor. I suggest he join our Forum ASAP.
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Send thee old intake to Bob Dillon!!!

And I'm one of the ones that lost an engine (and tranny, but I just got lucky on that one) to a UIM failure. It were expensive!!!!
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