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2005 malibu water in oil

Can I use block seal on this motor

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No! needs intake gasket replaced abt $700 factory gaskets are plastic.

Posted on Jan 05, 2013

Testimonial: "So you think the intake manifold gasket is shot and not the head gasket? Most of the condensation I see IS visible in the intake area.So do not use blockseal,change intake?"

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