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Intake gasket went bad on 1998 chevrolet lumina

I need either a diagram or instruction on changing the intake gasket in my 1998 chev. lumina

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There is None to my knowledge.. Ive done thousands of them.. Its way too hard to explain.. I did my first one by the seat of my pants.. only advice I can give is : Dont mix up the pushrods!! If ya do,, it'll warp valves bc the intake and exaust push rods are different lengths

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