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Old 09-08-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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Hey guys, My name is Josh and I am a backyard mechanic mostly playing with Jeeps but I just got a 1997 Bonneville SE with 115K Miles in trade for a 6 pack of Coors Light. My wife loved driving this car instead of my 99 F-250 Ext Cab Long Bed Diesel that she has been driving. I thought the car blew a head gasket but a google search brought me here and gave me hope that it may be a Intake gasket. I am looking for more info on the intake gasket problems on the 3.8
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Hi Josh....:Welcome

It'* very uncommon to blow a head gasket in this cars. More than likely you have an lower intake manifold gasket or two that needs replacing. Check this out... https://www.gmforum.com/t278911/
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You got your car for a six pack not even a full rack your luckey
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Welcome to the BonnevilleForum Josh!. We have alot of experience with the UIM/LIM gaskets here. We also have a fantastic Moderator who lives near you that is a true 3800 guru. BillBoost. He has meets often. A great knowledge of 3800'*, a 2 car garage, cool tools, loves backyard mechanics and Beer. What more could a Bonne owner ask for? You haven't lived until you visit his "Bonnevilla"
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