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Old 04-16-2008, 11:44 PM   #41
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Thumbs up Thanks A Million!!!

I just wanted to say THANKS! Your tutorial was indispensable in helping me to replace the LIM and Head Gaskets. I need my car for work and without it I couldn't feed my family. I couldn't have done it properly without your help! Thanks so much for taking the time from your life to share this information with us! For what it's worth you've got a friend in Florida, if you ever need anything just let me know.

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Old 04-23-2008, 07:35 AM   #42
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I am having trouble getting the Fuel line to bend all the way down, so that I am able to lay the fuel rail horizontally. I seems like the fuel line got bent so that now it hits the DR side of the engine. It's kind of hard to explain. The line seems like it got bent out of place, but I don't remember ever putting enough pressure on it to bend it. I tried to bend it a little last night and it is not easy to do, so I don't think it happened by accident.

I am just hoping someone can look at what’s going on and point me in the right direction. If the line is bent, is it a good idea to bend it back? Will it pinch the line if I do that? What would you do?

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Old 05-05-2008, 06:50 PM   #43
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Tim,

Sorry that layout is different than my 2001. It doesn't seem like the problem is at the top 90 bend but probably somewheres down at the bottom of the engine and where the line is vs where it should be sitting comfortably. You probably found this out already though sorry I didn't see your post sooner.

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Old 05-05-2008, 06:54 PM   #44
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Well, I was pretty convinced that the line was bent some how, so went and bought a new one. Just got it today, so not sure yet if it will work. Thanks anyway.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:36 PM   #45
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i'm having some trouble with this. my mech just changed my lim gasket and put the whole thing back together. but something isnt right. its missing pretty bad. it starts and runs but it sounds like theres a big cam in it, when theres not. one thing we discoverd is that he got the pushrods on the #6 cylinder mixed up. causing one push rod to bend to a almost 45 degree angle, yikes. so we put a new push rod in, and its sounds a hell of a lot better, but is still running like crap.we checked the plug wires, and there all ran correctly and we pulled off the UIM and made sure all the injectors were hooked up and tight. were kinda stuck. any suggestions?

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Old 11-28-2008, 05:08 PM   #46
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If he mixed up the pushrods you are kind of screwed. Odds are that when the pushrod was bent the valve contacted the piston and is bent open. Check the compression on that cyl. No compression will verify this. You need to make him remove that head and replace the valve, check the piston for damage, possibly replace the piston. I hope that is not the case. Good luck. PM me or post if you need any more help.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:29 PM   #47
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thats kinda what i was afraid of. yikes, well thanks for the second opinion, cross your fingers for me.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:44 AM   #48
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I will, please let us know how this turns out. I hope your mech takes care of you properly.
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:17 PM   #49
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yep, intake valve is broke. looks like its anther week before i get my car back :-(
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:14 PM   #50
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Make sure that they inspect the piston. If it contacted close enough to the side of it the piston could have a slight bulge, causing a seize. Good luck.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:20 PM   #51
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Damn man. G/l. Sounds like this sh1ts gonna get expensive...
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I sure hope that it does not get expensive for him. It's the mech's fault, the shop should fix it for free.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:30 PM   #53
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Ah. That's good sh1t then
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thanks for the support guys. i'll be there when they pull the head to see if theres any piston damage. i really really pray theres not.
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You are taking this well. I would be raving mad if I were you.
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, hes been my mech for years, and hes more like a friend now then anything. this is the first time he's messed up on my car, or anyone elses that i know, so he gets a free pass. mistakes happen, and he's doing all he can to make it right. it was just a honest mix up.
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Well thats good then. I don't know if I have ever met a mechanic who hasn't tried to feed me bull****. Thats why I started doing all my own stuff. I can't stand getting lied to.
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all is well, car runs great, couldnt be happier to get it back.

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Old 01-10-2009, 10:44 PM   #59
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old post or not, i would like to extend a big thank you to the original poster for doing this write-up. those of us 3400 guys on NAIOA have used this to fix our own LIM gaskets instead of being raped on labor fees by garages and dealers. i just did this myself this past weekend, and i must say that without this write up, i would have probably thrown $800 at a mechanic and told him to get it done. once again, thanks a million.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:04 PM   #60
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No problem, that's exactly why I made the walkthrough
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