Get a real Suzuki factory shop manual set (5 volumes for XL-7). I'm betting there is a hidden fastener or catch in there somewhere and only a real shop manual will show you where. Chiltons, et al, are fine for general info but for nitty gritty details one has to go to the factory info just like the factory mechanic does. Me? Yes. I buy a genuine factory shop manual set for each vehicle I purchase. You should see the looks on mechanic's faces when they realize their bull won't fly when I'm holding a copy of the factory manual page in my hand and know exactly what they are flinging. :-) The hardest thing in the automotive world is to find a mechanic who knows what he is doing AND you can trust at the same time. Good luck. If you find one, buy whatever vehicle manufacturer he prefers. It will just make life easier on everyone. ;-)
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for the V8 - it's underneath the intake manifold. You have to remove the Coolant overflow line, then the fuel rail. (be sure to disconnect the injector harness). I think it's 10 bolts that run around the manifold - unbolt them. Be sure to remove /pull back the vacuum lines and be careful not to break them. then lift off the intake manifold and voila, starter is held on by 3 bolts (i think). Just be sure to disconnect the battery before doing anything. reassemble in reverse.
The piece you are describing sounds like the thermostat housing. These housings are normally bolted to the manifold, so you can simply unbolt it. If it is cracked, you will need to replace it. If it is not, you can replace the gasket underneath it and reinstall it.
Changing the oil pan gasket on a GMC Yukon XL is realtively simple, but does require removal of the exhaust pipe. You will need a new oil pan gasket and a new exhaust pipe flange gasket. Put the car on ramps or jacks to access the undercarriage. Remove the exhaust pipe by removing the 3 nuts holding the exhaust pipe flange to the exhaust manifold. These nuts often rust and prior application of penetrating oil may be required to remove them without damage. Once the pipe is unbolted, work the exhaust system loose from the hanging brackets. In most cases the entire system does not have to be removed since there is enough room to remove the pan with only the front hangers removed. Drain the oil from the engine Remove the 10 mm bolts holding the pan to the block. Remove the old gasket material and scrape any remaining gasket from the block and pan. Install the new gasket. Forma-Gasket or a similar product may be used in small quantities to "glue" the new gasket in place and prevent shifting while the pan is reattached to the block. Reinsall the 10 mm bolts in a cross pattern to ensure the gasket is compressed evenly. Do not overtighten the bolts. Replace the pipe to flange gasket between the exhaust pipe and the exhaust manifold with a new part. Reattach the exhuast pipe to the hangers. Install the 3 bolts connecting the pipe flange to the exhaust manifold. Fill the engine with oil.