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

 

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99buick, 3.8L V6, Thiensville, WI, March 18, 2011, 19:45
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how much to replace the lower intake gaskets

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    March 18, 2011, 19:49
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    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.

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    99buick, March 18, 2011, 19:55
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    what are the parts going to be besides the intake gaskets

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    DaveJHM, March 19, 2011, 08:47
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    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.

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    Visitor, March 20, 2011, 04:56

    should the plenum be replaced as well I have been told that was a GM mistake on that engine.

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    March 18, 2011, 19:50
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    we charge about 650-700 parts and labor. it could be different in your area due to labor rates.

    Roy

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    99buick, March 18, 2011, 19:57
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    thank you could you tell me what parts are going to be needed.

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