» » »

Buick Q&A

Ask Your Question

2000 Buick LeSabre Question: Took car to get inspected-has over 160,000 miles;intake gasket needed?

 

Question

hobo592, Havertown, PA, November 11, 2012, 16:16
 Rookie

Coolant is leaking; has to be filled every day. Recently had new radiatior installed but not a full flush of the system. told me the antifreeze was contaminated I have in there now and would need replacement of intake gasket, cover?

2 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    November 11, 2012, 22:36
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    possibly...need to check

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    January 19, 2013, 19:23
     Enthusiast

    if you replace your intake gaskets (upper and lower) use the latest updated lower gasket that is aluminum, my mother in law had this done then gave us the car, within 3 years it had failed again, the repair shop had used the old style plastic lower gasket, so this time i did it and flushed all the dex cool (bad stuff)out of the engine and replaced with peak antifreeze,also replace the two plastic coolant elbows but get them from the dealer do not use the doorman ones from auto stores as the rubber o ring is slighty smaller and WILL fail within 4 months.

    Reply
    Flag This