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Just follow the included instructions and youll be fine.
Yep, you got ripped off big time with that shop!! Now Sir, I need to asks one more question?? How was it determined 3-yrs ago that the head gaskets were blown? Did the shop do a compression test, leak down test & coolant pressure test to determine if there was a blown head gasket, or was that a just best guess estimate?? Blown head gaskets were/are very uncommon on the Series II engine unless there was a tremendous amount of overheating!I was watching a replacement video for the manifold, and the person doing the work used red loctite and staked the new EGR pipe in place. I don't think it was an ATP manifold. Is this step necessiary, as I don't see it in the ATP instructions?
I took some photo's of the old manifold. Is it the original OEM, if so, did I get ripped off?
Dexcool, has nothing to do with blown head gaskets on that particular engine unless the engine was severely overheated! It's no wonder that shop is under new management! Based on the info so far, I would be willing to bet, that there was never blown head gasket(s) in the first place!!I don't know how they arrived at that conclusion. They blamed it on Dexcool. That shop is under new management now. Ironicly, I was refered to that shop by my own service station, as they couldn't handle the work.
Once you hammer the reduced EGR tube in place, it is not necessary to use red locktite. Where could it go with the UIM in place?I was watching a replacement video for the manifold, and the person doing the work used red loctite and staked the new EGR pipe in place.
It's getting late & I am confused about the previous messages about the EGR valve??? The EGR has a gasket and no O-rings. I think we originally meant to say the PCV valve which is located on top of the the passenger side UIM. Please correct me if I am wrong. BTW. drain the oil & change the filter before starting the engine. That is why we recommend changing the oil two times. Drain the cheap oil & replace the filter after a few hundred miles then do it once again using the best synthetic oil/filter of your choice!There are no EGR orings in my packet, just 6 small orings and sleeves for the injectors, a PCV valve, two different size EGR tubes, and a mounting bracket for a sensor at the right end of the manifold. I did not have to touch the EGR valve to remove the old manifold, so I don't know anything about the two orings. Could you please clarify.
Everything is off, and cleaned up, and I am getting ready to place the new manifold, and I want to be sure I don't miss anything. I need to get antifreeze and spark plugs yet.
Should I start the engine with the old oil still in it, and let it run for a few minutes, to pick up more coolant before the oil change, or should I change oil first, before starting it up at all?