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Old 12-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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I own three vehicles, all GM.
'95 GMC Vandura 1-ton 5.7 TB. (work truck)
'96 Chevy Suburban 3/4-ton 7.4 Vortec. (play truck)
'02 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3100 SFI. (wife'* car)

In the middle of a LIM gasket replacement on the Pontiac.
Thought this forum could be helpful.
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Welcome to the forum. Lot of us have replaced the LIM Gaskets, lets us know if you have any issues.
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Finn,

Welcome to the forum. Lot f us have replaced the LIM Gaskets, lets us know if you have any issues.
Thanks!

Ha! This process has been one ordeal after another, but I've been patiently proceeding through it. Every little thing is a fight. I started yesterday, got her all apart and organized. Today I spent cleaning and prepping for reassembly. I'm off to WallyWorld to buy a torque wrench and then I'll be ready to put the manifold on her hopefully tonight, then get her back together tomorrow so the wife can quit driving my 'Burban.

I've been all over the internet studying up on this and I've had some good info. One guy said remove the fuel rails, but another guy said you didn't need to, just loosen the bolts and it would move enough to get a socket on the manifold bolts. I went with not removing it and I think it was a good call. No need to unseat the injectors, wires stayed where they go.

I figured out by accident that the little o-ring in the Felpro kit goes on the heater pipe that exits out of the back of the therm-housing. I was looking at the pipe wondering how that flat, mangled rubber seal was suppose to work when it hit me. Sometimes I get lucky. Also, I went ahead and replaced the therm and spark plugs while I've got her apart. Seemed like the right thing to do, especially since the plug center electrodes were nothing but a little point on all six.

Got a few new tools in my arsenal now.
-Push-rod removal tool (hope I never have to use it again!).
-Fuel-line disconnect tools.
-Metric sockets.
-Next a torque wrench.
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welcome to the site. i would put some cheap oil in it and change it again in a few hundred miles
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Welcome to the forum! Any pics of your rides?
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