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Old 03-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #2521
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Also replaced 2 rear wheel cyl. on the 97 bonniville this morning 1/2 hour job . Then went for a drive to lake . Also took jetta for a run some fun was had .
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Regular is about 3.65-3.79 and premium is over $4.
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diesel is cheaper than regular 87 fhkjdahf;kjdsahbf;kldbf
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Filled her with gas also some fuel injector cleaner, washed her and fixed the fog lamps with new ones.Wifey said oh la la . The truck is tomorrow.
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6 bloody hours to change out the lower intake gaskets on my wifes blazer. I could have had 4 bonnevilles done in that time. Man I hate Blazers.
I have done a few of those of the 4.3Ls. I am at the mindset of when its time to replace the LIM gaskets that it is also good to replace the waterpump, radiator, heater hoses (flushing the core) and radiator hoses. Costs about $250 more, but the cooling system is good for another 5+ years.
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I have done a few of those of the 4.3Ls. I am at the mindset of when its time to replace the LIM gaskets that it is also good to replace the waterpump, radiator, heater hoses (flushing the core) and radiator hoses. Costs about $250 more, but the cooling system is good for another 5+ years.
The thing that torqued me the most was that darn a/c compressor/powersteering pump bracket. 5 bolts, is what I found, but that thing would not come off the engine. Was there more bolts?
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To all you guys complaining about "high" gas prices.. I'm paying $1.42/L, which is about $5.44 usd/gal.. It cost me about $60 to fill up (at $1.37/l) friday for my 4 hour drive home for the week.
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The thing that torqued me the most was that darn a/c compressor/powersteering pump bracket. 5 bolts, is what I found, but that thing would not come off the engine. Was there more bolts?
If memory serves me you loosen up the bracket but do not remove it. It will loosen up enough to get the manifold out.

Found the writeup

"The AC compressor and power steering pump bracket must be loosened and pulled forward to access the front intake bolt. Start by loosening (there is no need to take it all the way off) the nut behind the power steering pump as seen in the picture above."

This is a great writeup:
http://d-tips.com/general/articles/article.aspx?id=3
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Ahh ha!! This is why that darn bracket gave me such a hard time...I missed that nut!

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Quick fact: Factory plugs and wires on a 03 Bonneville hold up for 117k miles. Yup apparently the previous owner (got the car at 97k miles) never had a tune up. Went to put the new exhaust on this weekend and wound up also doing plugs, wires, fuel filter, repair work to the fuel line hooked to the rail, serpentine belt, and the throttle body was loose.
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