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Old 05-22-2005, 08:26 PM
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Ok, so i need to replace a intake manifold gasket on a 2000 vortec v-6, i can get the parts from a dealer, but how bad is the procedure? I heard the shop has it listed as 9 hrs, any idea if this is accurate or not? I've never worked on this engine before, so any help beforehand would be appreciated. Thanks
Old 05-22-2005, 10:32 PM
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its definatly gonna take a while. they're a little intimidating at first, but just take your time doing it. itll help to have a manual like haynes or something to get the procedure and all the torque specs. good luck, bro!
Old 12-02-2005, 11:56 AM
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it will not take 9 hrs dealerships charge you 9 hrs because it is a fixed rate of time it might take a mechanic 3 hrs and they will charge you 9hrs of labor. you can do it your self it is not a hard fix just take your time and dont lose anything and make sure to hook your sensors back on.
Old 12-02-2005, 08:21 PM
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something that is very helpfull in the process is to label all the bolts and where every part came from put them in baggies it will help in peicing it back together a lot
Old 12-03-2005, 01:58 AM
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the intake bolts are probably two different lengths. Is so make sure you put the short one in the same holes they came from. I always jab holes in a soda box and put the bolts into them front front to back on each side so they go back in the same spots.

Oh, and don't just jerk the distributor out. that the cap off and place a straight edge from the center of the rotor outward in the direction it points and mark it on something for referance to get it back in the same spot.

I know it sounds scary but once you get into it, you will be fine. There is also an instruction sheet with the gasket set. It doesn't say much but it gives you the placement for the gaskets. ( Yea go a certain way too.)

When you finish you will wonder how they get away with charging so much to do it.
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