Join Date: Dec 2010
onesickbravada is offline
Re: cost of replacing intake manifold gaskets
Our local GM dealer wants $450 to do the job but it includes updated gaskets, oil/filter change, Change thermostat, radiator flush and fill.
I am seriously thinking about having them do it just for the simple fact that the job comes with a warranty, if it leaks again it is their problem, if a check engine light is on when they are done it is their problem, if it don't run right when done it is their problem.
Any work I have had done by them in the past has always been top notch and never had another problem as far as what they fixed. The biggest bonus is I stay nice and warm while they do it.
But on the other hand some reasons why I am thinking about doing it myself is when it comes time to scrape the old gasket off I will know it is done right and not in a hurry and don't have to worry about crap being dropped into my motor, I can also clean the throttle body, replace any thing else I see while doing the job such as PCV valve, Vacuum hoses, ect. I can thoroughly clean the intake, replace all gaskets, upper intake, valve covers, ect. I can use oil and filter of my choice, I always run Amsoil SSO 0w30 and Amsoil AEO filter.
It's a catch 22 and I am kinda torn on what to do...money is not an issue but if they drop a chunk of shit down in my motor while doing it because they are in a hurry that will be an issue.