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cardude007617
05-09-2008, 09:21 PM
well i had my LIM done at the dealership i work at about a month ago now. now im seeing spots on the driveway again :/. here's a picture of where the block is wet. is this the LIM or something else now?

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/cardude007617/random/DSC01293.jpg
thanks

Pinnacle
05-09-2008, 09:36 PM
looks like coolant.

cardude007617
05-09-2008, 09:37 PM
it's wet on the passenger side, along with right below the headers in the front....

Jake
05-10-2008, 05:25 PM
Seems like they did a good job. (sarcasm)

Take it back and make those bish's do it right this time.

Vegeta
05-10-2008, 05:37 PM
use the metal gaskets if they didn't last time, and use the revised torque procedure for the LIM bolts.

cardude007617
05-10-2008, 05:49 PM
well its all of a month old...... you guys sure its the LIM again? i had it done at a really good dealership... not some crummy garage for like 50 bucks lol

Vegeta
05-10-2008, 06:21 PM
Not much else it could be in that area.

cardude007617
05-10-2008, 06:31 PM
true, good point...what are the odds though that a great dealership like i went to (the service manager even told me that he had a guy do it that has been working there for 25 years do it) that it goes in a week...? its not even "HOT" outside.
now, ever since i got the car (dec of 06) it always ran at 180*. now after my LIM work last month, its always been around 200ish (which i guess is where it should be). so for the hell of it i checked my plugs, i changed em about 11 months ago.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/cardude007617/random/DSC01319.jpg

dont these look hella bad?

Malaclypse
05-11-2008, 02:10 AM
I'd be concerned about the cleanliness of the porcelain and the slight green tinge to the elecrode. Do you use Ethylene Glycol coolant by chance? When coolant leaks are found UNDER the exhaust manifold is usually a sign of head gasket problems.

From having observed and known many technicians in the business at dealerships, older isn't always better. Some of the older guys refuse to use a torque wrench because "They've been fixing cars longer than you've been alive..." and "know what 18 ft-lbs feels like."

Just considerations for you. That may just be leftover trash from the last time the job was done. Check/top off the coolant level and check the level every couple of days. If the coolant level continues to drop, take it back and explain your observations.

cardude007617
05-11-2008, 12:03 PM
being a dealership id imagine they put the stock DEXCOOL back in again when it was done.
arent the head gaskets changed during LIM work though?