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AuroraGuy
05-18-2007, 07:48 AM
Well at 56K...its time for the LIM project for my car.

Does anyone have the GM part numbers needed for any gaskets
and stuff for this job (on the 3.4V6) ?

I do not plan on doing anything with the injectors or heads.
Just the LIM stuff and thermostat..

thanks!

-JD

angrysk8r
05-18-2007, 03:53 PM
Just go down to any local autoparts store like napa, autozone, advance, etc, tell them what kind of car you have (engine, year, etc) and they should be able to get you all of the parts you'll need for it.

AuroraGuy
05-20-2007, 10:38 AM
thanks, but I want to use actual GM parts.........I thought there was a write up on here of the GM part numbers for the 3.4 LIM project but I cant find them.

-JD

Ajaxus
05-20-2007, 11:16 AM
here's a thought, the GM parts failed you, why buy them again?

run a search on here to find out what gaskets others have used as a replacement and have worked, then buy those.

AuroraGuy
05-20-2007, 11:23 AM
I usually use OEM gaskets.
And I believe GM did fix this issue with a new version of gasket.

OEM parts always fit perfect. I gave up on aftermarket stuff a long time ago..

:rolleyes:

-JD

Ajaxus
05-20-2007, 11:29 AM
hm, they may have..i just don't tend to trust the person that fails the first time..*shrug*

Sprucegagt
05-20-2007, 11:50 AM
I usually use OEM gaskets.
And I believe GM did fix this issue with a new version of gasket.

OEM parts always fit perfect. I gave up on aftermarket stuff a long time ago..

:rolleyes:

-JD

It's your preference but Felpro gaskets are argueably better than GM OEM. But here is the GM part number: 89017279. Next time please use the search feature.

AuroraGuy
05-21-2007, 06:01 AM
This is what I came up with:

2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM 3.4L 207cid V6 FI (E)

Emission : EGR Valve Gasket
FEL-PRO Part # 70804 $6.70

Fuel/Air : Throttle Body Gasket
FEL-PRO Part # 61053 $1.10

Engine : Intake Manifold Gasket Set
FEL-PRO Part # MS98003T $68.79
Complete set; Valve cover gskts. & Upper set incl.; PermaDryPlus® int. manifold gskts. incl.


-JD

Sprucegagt
05-21-2007, 06:27 AM
Looks like you got the right numbers.

iceman1793
05-21-2007, 11:05 AM
I used the GM OEM gaskets for the intake. There is a new version of the gasket. For the rest of gaskets I used Felpro.

Malaclypse
05-21-2007, 11:55 PM
I've used the new style GM gaskets on countless LIM repairs for the 3100/3400 engines and haven't had a single problem. The big key along with the metal inserts is proper torque and loc-tite application.

I used the FelPro gaskets mentioned above for the first time recently and must say that I was very impressed with the construction and materials. They looked and fit just like a full-metal Delco gasket would. Materials quality is likely OEM equivalent.

My biggest question is why GM didn't follow suit on the 3400 for a full metal base LIM gasket. They did this with the 3800 (K, 1), 4.3 (W, X), 5.0 (M) and 5.7 (R) motors.

If it were my car, I'd opt for the FelPro gaskets any day due to lower possibility of gasket damage during part expansion.

justinw
05-22-2007, 12:03 PM
Autozone has two Felpro LIM gaskets
$47 - old style plastic that will fail again
$85 - new redesigned metal gaskets that should last much longer