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1996 Buick Skylark Question: heat takes a long time to get hot



Visitor, 3.1L V6, Shepherdsville, KY, December 06, 2010, 09:45

can an intake manifold gasket leaking cause the engine to take longer than normal to heat up? what would it cost to replace the gasket if that's the problem?

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    December 06, 2010, 11:35

    sounds like a thermostat problem.the intake gasket will run 400.00 to 600.00 bucks

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  • Answer #2

    December 11, 2010, 02:34

    Are you sure it is the manifold gasket mine was the down pipe on the back side was cracked. You most likely have a open therma stat. Replace it with a 185.

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