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Old 09-23-2007, 10:52 AM   #1
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What'* up BC, my dealership advised that I have a bad gasket on my upper intake manifold and would cost me $490. parts & labor before my 10% discount to fix.

My guy that works on my car said that I so replace the manifold as well as the gasket. He would do the work for me for alot less but I just have to get the parts.

Should I buy the parts new from the dealership which would cost about $200. for both the manifold & gasket or can it be purchased used from like a pick & pull? Is this a part that I should buy new & not used?

I also saw one on ebay for $55. Any idea if that would be a good place to get this part?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000-...spagenameZWD1V

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks
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I found this one on BC. What do you think?

http://yhst-12260461708320.stores.ya...c%20Bonneville
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Read this , people suggest to get APN kit
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=38
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Read this , people suggest to get APN kit
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=38
Thanks for the link jdq, WOW, my guy did say that this is a BIG problem
with the 3800 but I didn't think it was that BIG of an issue.

Do I need to change the bottom intake just as a precaution?
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Go with the APN upper, and yes - do the LIM gasket, using the aluminum framed gasket available at the dealer, or sometime in the future you'll be tearing it down again.
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Do I need to change the bottom intake just as a precaution?
Not the whole lower manifold, just the the gaskets between it and the heads...and don't forget to get the TB gasket as well.
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Thanks! Do I really need to changed the TB gasket?
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No, a new TB gasket is included with the new UIM.
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the most important thing to do is the lower gasket because all serie2 3800 have this problen that claim a lot of engine
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