Geez all of that and only 94k mile's? You got lucky it was still under warranty. Do the new parts have a warranty that extends past the powertrain?
Has gm redesigned the gaskets or changed torque on the bolts? Or did they just replace with the same junk gaskets? Man sounds like just more proof of my point "gm has huge quality issues". Not trying to be a dick just trying to learn more about whats going on with gm.I have a thread on here about excessive leakage around the whole block where the head gaskets are, coolant loss, sweet exhaust smell, oil smelling funny, and gas mileage around 13mpg.
Also a service bulletin on the 2006-07 impala 3.5l having head gasket problems
I brought it in cause i figured the head gasket was blown.
Went through common blown head gaskets with my 91 supra with the stock 7mge motor so i was no stranger to blown head gaskets
So when i brought it in the dealership found all those other problems along with the blown head gaskets.
But, it doesn't stop us from loving them does it?Idk what they did to fix the issue i know on mine they just replaced mine but idk if they torqued them more.
i said it from day one on joining this forum that this car was crap.
i couldn't agree more, its been nothing but problems.
damn, wish I had you money... Good luck with the build :beer: k3:Alright finally got together a "full" list for when it get's warmer out. Just putting this together for future reference for both me and others as well.
Upper Intake Kit (#615180) $67
Dayco Drive Belt (much needed) $22
Delphi FPR (#FP10238) $46
Delphi IAC (#CV10151) $33
Fel-pro lwr Intake gasket (#MS98014T) $49
DNJ Valve cover gaskets (#VC3143G) $10 These look thicker and better qual
Victor Reinz Grommets $8 " "
EGR Gasket (#VG214) $8
Other needed things from Rockauto
Mevotech Fr sway bar links $7
Dorman Fr door hinge pins/bushings $22
HV3 Insert $200
2.5" SS downpipe $250 or Replace Cat $100
Alum Coolant Elbows $ 11
180 deg T-stat $10
o2 emulator and bung $60
1/4" extension kit $25
" " impact socket set $36
" " Torque Wrench $100
" " Universal Joint $10
1" Ratchet strap (tilting engine) $20
Channellock snap ring pliers $23
If any money left
Anzousa Headlights $230
New rims $400
Arcan Quicklift jack $200
I'm waiting on mine too. :bang: Doing:Income tax ..............Gone once it get's warmer
Front struts already? How many miles? Well, I shouldn't say that. I had to replace my rear struts (usually go out before front's I believe on these 7th) at 126k but, were done at about 100k when step dad drove it (barely 10mi a day so, no issue for him). Oh struts they are fun!I'm waiting on mine too. :bang: Doing:
custom ram air
u bend delete
better sound system (door and [amped deck components] and new subs)
possibly some poly motor/suspension bushings
Rear struts are still in great shape, not even the slightest bit of noise or sagging that I can tell. The front struts shot with 121xxx miles. Is this required with the Quick strut pre-assembled set???Front struts already? How many miles? Well, I shouldn't say that. I had to replace my rear struts (usually go out before front's I believe on these 7th) at 126k but, were done at about 100k when step dad drove it (barely 10mi a day so, no issue for him). Oh struts they are fun!
Easiest way to INSTALL struts: Don't use a spring compressor to install. It is too big of a hassle to get the position of the compressors correct in order to get them back out after install. Instead:
1. Place strut with original spring/rubber/boot/etc in place
2. Put bottom 2 bolts in but, don't tighten
3. Get a friend to help
4. Place floor jack under steering knuckle/hub and lift while your friend guides the piston through the top hole. You obviously need a set of jacks stand and a floor jack to do so but, it's much easier and faster this way.
5. Tighten top bolt
6. " " Bottom bolt's
No it is not. The quick assembly is a simple bolt in replacement. I would have gone with a quick-strut assembly but, the rear struts came with my car during purchase. No sense in spending the extra bones. But, the only thing that really needs replacement during a strut job is the top mounts ($20-30 a piece anyways). So really a quick-strut assembly is the easier and more reasonable way to go, if you can afford it.Rear struts are still in great shape, not even the slightest bit of noise or sagging that I can tell. The front struts shot with 121xxx miles. Is this required with the Quick strut pre-assembled set???
Thank you very much! I was unsure if this information would be provided with the lim gasketRTV on the LIM, apply a thick bead to each end of the valley, corner to corner. Do this instead of the rubber valley gaskets, they will leak. Let the RTV set up for 15 minutes before placing the LIM on it, allow another 15-30 mins before torquing. This will insure a good seal.
This most def sounds like a key part! I was worried about using rtv and placing the lim on top and the rtv squeezes out and drips down into my engine. That would not be good.None of them tell you to wait, that's something I learned from another mechanic years ago.