what is the cost to replace lower intake gaskets on 1999 Buick Park Avenue

how much to replace the lower intake gaskets

by in Thiensville, WI on March 18, 2011
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2 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by , March 18, 2011
Figure about $600 parts and labor, give or take for your economic climate where you live. About $100 - 125 in parts, about about $400-500 in labor.
COMMENT by , March 18, 2011
what are the parts going to be besides the intake gaskets
COMMENT by , March 19, 2011
You will be draining coolant, so fresh coolant will be necessary. You will be accessing the upper radiator hose - may be a good time to replace that while you're there. Same thing with the belt and tensioner - while you're there, check those. You will need thread locker for the intake bolts on reinstallation. That's all I can think of right now...of course doing the job, something else may be noticed and advised. Also, broken bolts and a stuck EGR tube could be a problem on removal too.
COMMENT by , March 20, 2011
should the plenum be replaced as well I have been told that was a GM mistake on that engine.
ANSWER by , March 18, 2011
we charge about 650-700 parts and labor. it could be different in your area due to labor rates. Roy
COMMENT by , March 18, 2011
thank you could you tell me what parts are going to be needed.