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Old 08-17-2005, 02:41 PM   #1
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Started out just wanting to change the valve cover gaskets because one side was leaking bad. I drank a few to many and did more work. I ended up cleaning the throttle body, the supercharger inlet (for lack of better term), . changing the supercharger oil, and sent off the alternator to get beefed up. Here'* some pictures:
Here'* the throttle body removed

A little dirty

All clean with no MAF Screen

Clean TB

Clean SC Inlet

Future home of 200 amp alternator

Firewall side of L67 rockers exposed

Firewall side complete and reassembled

Radiator side rockers exposed

Radiator side complete and reassembled

Now I learned an important lesson with this job, always buy GM gaskets, they are much nicer than generic. The spot where the gasket failed was because of excess material the previous installer didn't trim off. You can see the excess material, it was in the exact spot of the leak. THe GM gaskets I used were much nicer quality. BillBoost37 gave me excellent instructions for this procedure. I did things a little different though, I used correct torque specs on the valve cover bolts, but I used a special compound for a fail safe. At work we use "Perfect Seal" on gaskets, this product works very well and does not weaken rubber. Here is a pic that shows the bad gasket.

The new gaskets beside old

I'll post some updated pics just as soon as my TB Gasket comes in and I get my alternator back.
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Glad to hear it went smooth. (how did you like that rear motor hoist bolt? awkward angle)

In looking at your old gaskets. I would say there was no excess material, instead it looks like they were mashed flat. Randy and mine were both exactly like that. Having changed both out with Fel-Pros and the correct specs neither of ours leak.

The perfect seal stuff interests me though. Is it a liquid or what?
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You can kind of read the bottle. This is some good stuff, Mercury Marine offers quite a few specialty products that I am putting to use in my build. Their stuff holds up well in a harsh marine enviroment, so it will probably work well in my car, which will hopefully never be submerged.
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Just a stupid question here...

Is that stuff sensor safe?

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Murdock already tried to float the boat. it sunk.

On that stuff. You put it on like an RTV? Hmmm the setup is designed not to need anything. As long as it'* cool and doesn't cause problems, I guess.
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Wow, that seems like a lot of work. How long did it take you?
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Joel, pulling the TB is an easy job actually, doesn't take long at all. Thank god our cars dont have the 3.4Dohc try cleanign that one
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Wow, that seems like a lot of work. How long did it take you?
It took a total of like 3 hours, but that was with a run to the parts store, and I did let the TB soak over night.
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how easy was it to get that throttle body out and to clean it I have little to no experince as a mechanic and have only a few hours or so at night to perform such a action. Thanks and the pictures look awsome.
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