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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:50 am    Post subject:  Coolant leak thermostat housing? or something else Reply with quote

Coolant leak from thermostat housing?
or the infamous intake manifold leak?


looks like it's leaking from the Coolant Thermostat housing

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My Intrigue started pooling oil and coolant in that are when the LIM was shot. I'd try replacing the gasket with a new OEM gasket and mopping up the area and seeing if it comes back.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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My Intrigue started pooling oil and coolant in that are when the LIM was shot. I'd try replacing the gasket with a new OEM gasket and mopping up the area and seeing if it comes back.




only down 1/2 qt on the oil.... since the last oil change about 3k miles ago
apparently is below normal rate of "loss"




on the other hand the consumption of coolant is fairly high about a gallon every 2 months (I have not put any for several months though) and the reservoir is dry as a bone
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Sounds like an UIM or LIM leak to me...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:14 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IffyG wrote:
Sounds like an UIM or LIM leak to me...




is it even worth to fix the car or should I take it to the recycling center?


I was quoted 1800 to get everything taken care of


or should I just "drive" it into the ground


I only have like 300 our of 1800 saved to get it fixed

I can cut the cost lower by getting the parts my self


I think if I do it will be about 1200 since the shop has a "mark up on them"
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:46 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I was quoted 1800 to get everything taken care of


What is 'everything'? I was able to source parts for my Intrigue (LIM gaskets, UIM gaskets, manifold gaskets and a new UIM plus fluids) for less than 350 bucks.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Impala_03 wrote:

I was quoted 1800 to get everything taken care of


What is 'everything'? I was able to sour parts for my Intrigue (LIM gaskets, UIM gaskets, manifold gaskets and a new UIM plus fluids) for less than 350 bucks.
labor is fairly high around here about 80 to 100 a hour


$332.98 additional parts

Walker Converter - Cal-Cat OBDII Universal
Part No. 82618 $99


6x ACDelco 41-101 Professional Iridium Spark Plug, Pack of 1 by ACDelco

38.10



ACDelco 9746BB Spark Plug Wire Kit by ACDelco
$28.81


ACDelco GF578 Fuel Filter by ACDelco
$11.99


2x ACDelco 18A813A Advantage Front Brake Rotor by ACDelco
$65.





ACDelco 17D818CH Disc Brake Pad by ACDelco
$46.02


ABS sensor cable $30


this is like 6 hours worth of work so about $450 to $550 in labor


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:01 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Oh, you'd still be paying a shop to fix it. Fixing the car will end up depending on how much else is wrong with it. I'd still fix it if it's in decent shape, but if you have other issues (like trans problems), it might be time to send it out to pasture.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Oh, you'd still be paying a shop to fix it. Fixing the car will end up depending on how much else is wrong with it. I'd still fix it if it's in decent shape, but if you have other issues (like trans problems), it might be time to send it out to pasture.
no transmission problems it was just rebuilt at 129k miles (at 145k)


on the brakes I have a friend that can do it for 10$
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:33 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

most time a shop will automatically double the price of the parts. if you bring them in and the shop takes them, i guarantee you that shop will increase there hourly wage just to make the difference. you could prob pay your friend 500 if he gets the parts. if he doesnt fix it dont pay for it just scrap it

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:11 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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if you bring them in and the shop takes them, i guarantee you that shop will increase there hourly wage just to make the difference.


The big if there, is whether or not a shop would even take parts you bring them. Parts mark up is free money for them...

Do you have any mechanically minded friends? Provided you don't run into issues a LIM gasket job should take about 8-10 hours if you take your time. I could probably get it done in 5 or 6 after doing it once.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Irish_alley wrote:
if you bring them in and the shop takes them, i guarantee you that shop will increase there hourly wage just to make the difference.


The big if there, is whether or not a shop would even take parts you bring them. Parts mark up is free money for them...

Do you have any mechanically minded friends? Provided you don't run into issues a LIM gasket job should take about 8-10 hours if you take your time. I could probably get it done in 5 or 6 after doing it once.


+1...you should put your location in your signature. Maybe someone on here would be willing to give you a hand. There are some really cool people on this site that are more than willing to lend a hand.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I did mine and replaced the UIM and all gaskets and was under $300.00. Took my time and completed it in 2 1/2 days during winter on the parking lot of my apartment complex. There is a video somewhere on here that shows the process.

Here is the video i used

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2ZbFwTNjhg
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