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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject:  Things to change when having LIM gasket done Reply with quote

I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions of things I should get done when I get the lower intake gaskets done. It's a 3.4 with 156,000 on it. I just got the car can few weeks ago and haven't done anything to it yet.
Also does anybody know of a reason the lighter socket closer to the driver would not work? The other one works fine
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:46 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The lighter sockets are on separate fuses..

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If your changing the LIM and Uim Gaskets at 150,000 miles.
I would also replace spark plugs and Wires. and all coolant hoses ( heater, Radiaitor, and bypass hoses.)
Check the serpantine belt while that is off too.
Air cleaner replacement and you will need an oil change and Filter change after it is all back together.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Take the headlights out when you do it if you do it yourself so you don't break the retainer tabs leaning on the headlamps.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:12 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestions. I am getting the gaskets done at a shop they said they would do it for $400 and I have never dug that far into a engine so I didn't want to try and end up braking stuff.
I was planning on the plugs and wires
Some time soon, I've got a whole list of stuff to get done on it when it gets warm out.
Also I was thinking of putting the old style green coolant in when I get it back should I get it flushed by a shop or can I flush it out well enough at home?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:37 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You can flush it out at home, no need at all to have someone pay to do it. Working on cars is easypeezy as long as your organized and have the right tools, other then that it's common sense. Ill post up a how to, don't believe anyone has on here.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:46 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks. I've done wheel hubs, brakes (I hate brake lines) plugs and general stuff like that but have not tried flushing the whole coolant system before. Witch is why I'm not doing the lower intake gaskets, we'll that and it's way cold outside
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Gutsandgutters wrote:
they said they would do it for $400


That's a great deal.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject:  gaskets Reply with quote

May want to put new thermostat in. Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Should I have them put in the thermostat while they do the gaskets or is that something I can do?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Dan wrote:
Gutsandgutters wrote:
they said they would do it for $400


That's a great deal.


Seconded. I'd pay 400 bucks to have LIM gaskets (particularly a 3400) in a heart beat.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It's at a junk yard that does work as well that's why they are usually cheaper
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Gutsandgutters wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions. I am getting the gaskets done at a shop they said they would do it for $400 and I have never dug that far into a engine so I didn't want to try and end up braking stuff.
I was planning on the plugs and wires
Some time soon, I've got a whole list of stuff to get done on it when it gets warm out.
Also I was thinking of putting the old style green coolant in when I get it back should I get it flushed by a shop or can I flush it out well enough at home?


I don't know about $400 for that particular job. I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for so I would be cautious unless you know them well enough. If your confident enough to change them it isn't too difficult plus there's a great write up on grandamgt.com which makes it easier. Stay with Dexcool, just stay up on changing it and you'll be fine.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I charge 400 for them as well, its not an unheard of price, just on the cheaper side

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I know the place pretty well I've been getting parts there for the last 10 years or so. They do good work they are a little on the slow side sometimes though
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