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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody ever replace these on their truck before. Mine is leaking coolant pretty bad. I got a quote from a shop to do it for around $360. I don't really have the time to do it.

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well its simpole to do in theory. and its a truck which means you have room to work on it, but look in there man. you see where that intake gasket is? and all the wires and doodads in between you and the gasket.....i'd have to think about doing that one myself. it might be worth it for the $360.
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Way to high priced cal more shops labor time is only like 2 hours i can do 1 in about hour 20 minutes usally around here tops 175$ thats with coolant and gaskets but not if that notrouis water nipple quick connect breaks taken it apart while i was in there i usally change them out 2
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$360 sounds reasonable to me. I think I paid around $400 to have mine done. Time is money! BTW, these are common to start leaking right around 5 years old if you never changed the pink coolant. Mine started leaking like a month past 5 years.
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damn i hat it when i cute my own throat guess ill have to start chargin more LOL
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Re: Intake Gasket

There is a small Chevy dealership in a small town in Indiana that I take my truck to when I want something done right... [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] They changed the intake gasket on my old GMC 4.3, and I don't think it was even that much. Maybe in the neighborhood of $250. It's been 2 or 3 years though, so I can't be sure.
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Thanks everyone. They quoted me with changing the water nipple quick connects. That was the same thing they said about doing that while they were in there.

I could do it myself, but it does look like a freakin pain.

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I replaced the water nipple myself a month ago and that alone was a PITA. Hope all goes well with your ride.

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my intake gasket has needed to be replaced twice in the past two months. Luckily the extended warranty covered it. If they hadn't, it would have been about $750 outta my own pocket.
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pep boys or autozone sells a steel fitting (that won't break off [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]) to remove the quick disconect. trust me its worth the $3. Mine broke off and so did my brothers. take my advice it and buy it, if you ever plan on disconecting that line. it's no fun to drill the hole and re-tap it.
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