98 Blazer LT is the intake leak and lifter noise related?
My 98 Blazer has close to 200,000 miles and I have just discovered antifreeze coming out of the edge of the intake manifold. I found the leak because of the new lifter noise that is driving my wife crazy, and the noise is only when it's cold, and goes away on most trips. I am not sure where to buy my parts as well as if I should replace the lifters or not. If I just fix the intake gasket will that help the lifter? I saw a yellow Fram colored oil filter on my motor and read a post that got me worried about paper filter coming apart and clogging up lifters as well as it saying the oil filter may have a check valve in it that keeps the oil in the lifter. I have got to get this car perfect as my wife is already shopping for another SUV. I need torque specs, parts, and questioned answered about the lifters, and hesitation or miss that I have had. My friend said EGR valves on GM are often the reason for hesitation from complete stops which is why my service light was coming on last month but it has since cleared up on its own, even though I replaced the plugs and wires hoping that would help, but now I have to fix it while the intake gets pulled. I wish I could let my friend do it for me but he is sloppy and the last 2 jobs things come loose after he had done it and he wouldn't warranty nothing and I had to pay the wrecker for dragging my car halfway across Texas. His words were I was lucky. I wonder if anybody else has had lifter noises that went away after the coolant was filled back up, and or intake gasket replaced?
Any answers welcome David
Last edited by ACrepairman; 01-18-2010 at 02:14 PM.