Nissan 200SX Intake Manifold Gaskets Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

customer ratings

(24)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

customer ratings

(24)

Intake Manifold Gaskets Replacement Estimate for Nissan 200SX

Nissan 200SX Intake Manifold Gaskets Replacement costs $535 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1995 Nissan 200SXL4-2.0LService typeIntake Manifold Gaskets ReplacementEstimate$971.94Shop/Dealer Price$1114.16 - $1317.58
1998 Nissan 200SXL4-1.6LService typeIntake Manifold Gaskets ReplacementEstimate$635.98Shop/Dealer Price$751.78 - $939.90
1988 Nissan 200SXV6-3.0LService typeIntake Manifold Gaskets ReplacementEstimate$453.91Shop/Dealer Price$540.85 - $703.90
1997 Nissan 200SXL4-1.6LService typeIntake Manifold Gaskets ReplacementEstimate$635.98Shop/Dealer Price$751.65 - $939.67
1985 Nissan 200SXL4-1.8L TurboService typeIntake Manifold Gaskets ReplacementEstimate$538.94Shop/Dealer Price$640.39 - $821.65
1997 Nissan 200SXL4-2.0LService typeIntake Manifold Gaskets ReplacementEstimate$816.42Shop/Dealer Price$959.89 - $1166.77
1985 Nissan 200SXL4-2.0LService typeIntake Manifold Gaskets ReplacementEstimate$544.88Shop/Dealer Price$641.65 - $810.36
1979 Nissan 200SXL4-2.0LService typeIntake Manifold Gaskets ReplacementEstimate$544.88Shop/Dealer Price$643.29 - $813.23
Show example Nissan 200SX Intake Manifold Gaskets Replacement prices

Intake Manifold Gaskets Replacement Service

What is an intake manifold gasket and how does it work?

The intake on an engine may be made up of a lower intake manifold and an upper intake manifold or plenum. The lower intake manifold is a cast aluminum or molded plastic chamber bolted to the cylinder head of the engine. The intake manifold must be tightly sealed to the cylinder head(s) using a gasket in order to prevent air, oil, or engine coolant leaks.

When to consider replacing the intake manifold gasket:

Internal or external leaks. Due to constant temperature expansion and contraction of engine parts or overheating, the gasket’s ability to seal properly can be ruined, resulting in problems such as:

  • Internal or external engine coolant leaks. In some applications, the manifold has cooling passages within. If the manifold seal to the engine fails, coolant can leak externally or even into the engine oil crankcase, where coolant can be noticed in the engine oil.
  • Engine overheating. If the leak at the manifold is a leak of engine coolant, it can lead to engine overheating. However, there are other causes of engine overheating, so a mechanic would have to determine the actual cause.
  • External oil leaks. On some 6 and 8 cylinder engines, the intake manifold sits atop an oil-lubricated area of the engine block. If the manifold gasket has failed, oil can leak from the block to the exterior of the engine.
  • Poor engine operation, lean operation, rough idle. Vacuum air leaks into the manifold due to a defective gasket that will upset the air-fuel ratio. The engine may run poorly.
  • Check engine light. Minor leaks at the intake manifold gasket will not usually cause the check engine light to illuminate. However, as a leak persists, it may grow larger and it possible for the leak to degrade engine performance enough that it will cause a trouble code to set, which will cause the check engine light to illuminate.

How do mechanics replace the intake manifold gasket?

  • Working on a cold engine, the engine cover is removed. If the intake manifold has internal cooling system passageways, the engine coolant is drained below the level of those passageways.
  • The accelerator cable assembly and cruise control cable are removed and set aside. All electrical connections and emission and vacuum lines in the way of the intake are removed. Ignition components, such as the coil, are removed as needed. If the car has an upper plenum, that is removed and set aside.
  • If the fuel rail is bolted to the intake manifold, the supply and return connections to the fuel rail are disconnected.
  • Once all connections to the manifold are clear, the manifold is unbolted and removed from the engine.
  • Aluminum and plastic manifolds are checked with a machinist’s straightedge to ensure the surface flatness does not exceed the original equipment manufacturer’s specification. If the surface of a manifold is not flat, the new gasket will not seal properly. Plastic manifolds are checked for cracks, heat damage, and warpage.
  • Once the manifold is deemed re-usable or replaced as needed, the new gasket is applied, the manifold is put in position and the mounting bolts are torqued with a calibrated torque wrench in the OEM specified sequence. In some applications, RTV sealant must be applied in corners of the mounting surface or specified hard-to-seal spots, per the service manual.
  • All removed components are then re-installed in the reverse of the above steps.
  • Finally, the vehicle is run and checked for leaks, and test driven.

Is it safe to drive with an intake manifold gasket problem?

Yes. The principal concern with a leaking intake manifold gasket is potential damage to the engine, depending on where the leak is. Although the vehicle will generally be safe to drive, you should schedule service as soon as possible to minimize the chances of additional costly damage. If the leak involves coolant, it could lead to engine overheating damage or the coolant could contaminate the engine oil, which can damage the engine bearings. If there is an air leak to the cylinders, it can cause lean operation which could overheat the catalytic converter.

When replacing the intake manifold gasket keep in mind:

  • In engines where coolant flows through the intake manifold, a leaking intake manifold gasket can be either the cause of or result of engine overheating. If you have a leaking intake manifold gasket, and the engine has overheated, the entire engine should be inspected for damage, such as a blown head gasket. The engine cooling system thermostat should be replaced because engine overheating can damage the cooling system thermostat.
  • Some car engine designs are more likely than others to experience leaking intake manifold gaskets due to material and design issues. Your mechanic can inform you if your car represents one of these cases. Many times a re-designed gasket, or altered installation technique and torque values, will be relevant to avoid a recurrence of any leaks. Mechanics will consult Technical Service Bulletins to determine if any unique circumstance exists for your car.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Nissan mechanics

Real customer reviews from Nissan owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(24)

Rating Summary
23
1
0
0
0
23
1
0
0
0

Les

17 years of experience
15 reviews
Les
17 years of experience
Nissan 200SX L4-1.6L - Oil Change - San Francisco, California
Les arrived early and was very professional, polite, and honest. He got the job done well and finished well within the allotted time. Would recommend.

Greg

22 years of experience
216 reviews
Greg
22 years of experience
Nissan 200SX L4-1.6L - Water Pump - Mesa, Arizona
Very Very good real nice and got my car running so thank you!

Joe

43 years of experience
805 reviews
Joe
43 years of experience
Nissan 200SX L4-1.6L - Alternator Repair - Palm Harbor, Florida
Great job. Thanks, Joe!

Mack

22 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
22 years of experience
Nissan 200SX L4-1.6L - Alternator - Mansfield, Texas
Mack was very professional, personable and knowledgeable. This was my first time using yourmechanic.com and I was apprehensive about using this online service but I was very pleased with everything.

Excellent Rating

(24)

Rating Summary
23
1
0
0
0
23
1
0
0
0
Number of Nissan 200SX services completed
264+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Nissan MECHANICS
1400+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How Long Do Spark Plugs Last?
In In order to operate, your engine needs fuel and air. However, those two things alone won’t make it run. It needs a way to ignite the fuel after mixing it with air from the intake. That’s what your car’s...
How Long Does a Top Dead Center (TDC) Sensor Last?
The The top dead center (TDC) sensor is the point from which the firing order is determined and the ignition system measurements are taken. The measurements are normally defined as before top dead center and after top dead center. The...
P2429 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temp Too High Bank 2
P2429 means there is an issue within the engine bank which could be caused from a loose sensor, faulty exhaust gas temperature sensor or exhaust leak.

Fuel line issue

Hello. If there is something wrong with your fuel line it is necessary to have it check as soon as possible. A diagnosis needs to be made as to whether there is a fuel leak or if fuel is not...

temp gauge shot through the roof, heard rattling in engine, smoke coming from lower passenger side of engine, belts slight squeek

If your engine temperature overheated, then you have problems in the cooling system. Running it low on oil does not help an engine. If you are getting smoking and noise from the engine, then you need to have the engine...

Conventional oil vs. synthetic oil?

Hello. It is safe to switch over to synthetic oil if that is what you wish to do. It is just not a good idea to switch back and forth from synthetic to conventional oil as this can cause leaks...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com