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It seems to be time to change the

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by gd8boltman, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    intake gaskets on my 2000 5.7L Vortec, I have done them on the TBI's but not the Vortech version. Any pointers, or recommendations from those that have done them, any ideas on timeframe to complete? I appreciate the input.

    Thanks
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Can i ask how you can tell that you need to change your intake gasket? I just want to know what to look for in case i have to ever do it!

    thanks,
    -mike-
     
  3. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Coolant leaks into the crank case.

    Use only factory GM gaskets. The ones from parts stores are junk!
     
  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    You can do it in 4-5hrs not hard at all. There are tons of threads on this topic.
     
  5. KSikkema

    KSikkema Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    do NOT use the GM gaskets!!!! that's the reason they leaked in the first place. Fel Pro has updated gaskets that are steel gaskets coated with rubber rather than the plastic GM ones. use the updated ones and you won't have to re-do the job. the job itself is not too hard at all; not much different from the tbi's except that you will probably need a scanner to reset the ignition timing. moving the dist does not change timing the same way as on tbi's.
     
  6. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Thanks for the info. I plan to do it this

    weekend. I appreciate the input.