Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Wondering about gasket or manifold issues

asked by on

I know that I need an upper and possibly a lower intake manifold rebuild, but I don't know if it is the gaskets that need to be replaced, or the manifold itself.

A: This engine is well known for having intake...

This engine is well known for having intake gasket leaks, so I’m fairly confident the gasket is the problem. With this engine, the first sign of a failed lower intake gasket is oil/coolant intermix. There is an upgraded gasket available that will make the repair more durable. I suggest you have this intake manifold gasket replacement performed by a trained professional, such as a mechanic from the YourMechanic team.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car is running hot

I would recommend checking for smoke coming from your exhaust. Since you are not able to find a leak and you are positive that the coolant is not mixing with the oil, it is very likely that your engine is...

Q: When started and shifted into gear it won't go.

First have the fluids checked for their condition and to make sure all systems are at their full level. If the transmission fluid is full and red, there may be an electronic problem with the transmission or an issue with...

Q: Reconstruction permit for K&N air intake kit

No it doesn't. There aren't any requirements as far as changing anything on your title when it comes to upgrading your car with a K&N air filter.

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...