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Old 08-11-2007, 10:16 AM   #11
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My old one is just sitting and collecting dust. If you are interested, let me know.
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Sounds like a lead...how'* it look?

Could you post some closeup pictures of the LIM gasket mating surfaces?
Doesn't look too bad. As its a 95, it has never seen dexcool.

Will try to get some pics of it
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Yea, well wait til i put up some 95 pics that never seen dexcool, i garantuee atleast 3 people will cry garantuee.
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Thread bump, yeah, but this project is on again. I'm working on a deal with agrazela again for a P&P LIM.

It'* been a while since I witnessed my engine being torn down, I remember the basic process. Drain coolant from radiator, remove alternator, electronic crap and vacuum tubes, fuel rail, TB, UIM, and LIM.

My gaskets are pretty new, and they are aluminum on the LIM...will I require any new gaskets for the TB, UIM or LIM? Or can I just reuse the old ones with some more sealant on the LIM gaskets?

I'm really looking forward to this. I'm probably going to need a lot of help tearing my engine down so any assistance I could get here when the time comes would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm assuming you have a service manual of some type?

The UIM has to come off, but you can leave the TB on it. There are two hidden LIM bolts under the UIM. The UIM gasket is reusable. Don't count on the LIM gaskets being reusable.
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I would suggest new aluminum LIM gaskets, too. $50 more up front versus worrying about it and maybe having to go back in again later; I know my time and sanity are worth more than that.

P.*., I will throw in a new t-stat housing gasket, a t-stat seal, and 6 viton fuel injector o-rings (I have a bunch of each of them)
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Thanks Andrew, that'll be very helpful. Might as well swap in a 180 t-stat while I'm in there, I guess.

And yes, I have a Haynes manual with all the torque specs I believe. As I recall there may have been a spec or two missing but I can ask here. I believe it also had the tightening sequence for the LIM bolts.

And I'm glad to hear I don't have to remove the TB. I remember some serious trouble in putting a bolt (one of the bottom ones I think) back on there from the TB to the UIM...or at least I think that was the issue. I hope it wasn't one of the UIM bolts I remember.

I'll go ahead and replace the LIM gaskets then. I hope to be able to find a better source though ($73 from the dealer is ridiculous).
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You can get the aluminum LIM gaskets from zzperformance or intense for $50 plus shipping.
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Thanks, I'll look into picking up a set as the time comes closer.

Until then, I'll worry about getting my PS pump back on and remembering how the top end comes off.

I do remember that I'll need to change the oil a few hundred miles after I do this.
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Try the search function on this forum. You will find tons of information on everything you need to know about doing the project.
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PLIM Progress thus far.

Coolant holes to the TB drilled, tapped and plugged with stainless steel pipe plugs:
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Yay, no chance of ingesting coolant at the UIM now.

Opened the front coolant ports a bit to compensate.

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Got the runner outlet ports opened up.

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The difference is subtle, but significant. Rough casting flaws are gone, and the ports are more squared off, with material removed particularly at the corners.

Next will be the time-consuming part...smoothing out the runners; got one done:

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