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Old 04-22-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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I picked up a used 5.7 vortec out of a 00 chevy van. Has 85000 miles on it. I am going to rebuild it. I will post pics as soon as i can.
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Engine with the accesories removed.
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The begining of the tear down.
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Intake gaskets where starting to break down.
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If you haven't thrown it away, lemme get that injector harness on top of the spider.
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engine looks very clean, i spent about 3-4 hours cleaning the valley and intake manifolds when i did the intake gaskets on mine. looks about like yours after all the cleaning.
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Intake gaskets where starting to break down.
Another confirmation, intake gaskets on many 1995-2005 GMs start to break down at 70k+ miles. LIM gaskets should probably be a mandatory preventive maintenance service prior to 100k miles.
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engine looks very clean, i spent about 3-4 hours cleaning the valley and intake manifolds when i did the intake gaskets on mine. looks about like yours after all the cleaning.
Really? I was gonna say that engine looks like it was rode hard and put up wet.

It looks more like 150k, and not 85k on it. Holy cow!
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mine had 160 on it when i took the manifolds off and the crud was probably a half inch thick everywhere in there. i had to take a screwdriver and shop vac and chip off most of it.
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It is dirty but i have seen engines alot worse.
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