Re: My turn? Intake Manifold Leak. 95k1500. 138,000 miles


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Posted by 92sub (198.208.159.18) on 07:36:53 09/19/07

In Reply to: My turn? Intake Manifold Leak. 95k1500. 138,000 miles posted by Art R

Never use actual BARS LEAK. That rabbit pellet crap will plug your heater core. If you ever think you want to use a sealer, use ALUMA-SEAL. It looks like aluminum shavings in a clear cylinder container.
For your particular leak, the ALUMA-SEAL could buy you some time. But you really have to make sure that the coolant doesn't start leaking INTO the engine. It will mix with your oil and start taking out bearings.
A 1995 is a TBI engine so you should be able to change out those intake gaskets in one day. Expect the heater hose connector on the intake to break so buy a new one and have a hack saw blade handy to cut what's left out of the intake.
I'd replace the O-ring on the distributor and at the fuel line fittings. I don't think those come in the Intake kit. You may want to replace your valve cover gaskets at the same time but usually they can be re-used.



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