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What is the labor time for replacing an intake manifold gasket on a 99 Saturn sc2 1.9 liter dual overhead cam engine

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About 4 hours.

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SOURCE: Replacing an intake manifold gasket on 1993 ford ranger 4.0

I've replaced several of these gasets and they were made that way.
It wouldn't hurt to call a different autoparts store and ask them if theirs are made that way.

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SOURCE: Torque Spec for '99 Chevy C1500 5.7L engine lower intake manifold

On 5.7L engines, install the bolts and torque in sequence as follows:

  1. Step 1: 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  2. Step 2: 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  3. Step 3: 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
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SOURCE: lower intake manifold gasket leaking 02 Olds Silhouette

This is basicly a very time consuming job rather than a physically hard one to complete. In order to replace the gasket you must remove the intake plenum,throttle body, and misc. vacuum hoses. The wiring harness connections must also be disconnected. Finally the intake manifold is exposed. The bolts holding the manifold to the block are removed exposing the leaking gasket. After removing the push rods and placing them in the correct order to be replaced the gasket and sealants can be removed. Finally replace everything in reverse order. Be sure to consult a GM manual for correct bolt torch specs. The correct specs for the manifold bolts usually come with the gasket. Make sure to change your oil a few times after this job in case any coolant entered the block. Also,change the thermostat and the oil seal on the distributor half shaft cap while you have everything off. Good Luck

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SOURCE: replacing a 99 chevy intake manifold/head gasket

These engines are legendary for intake manifold gaskets leaking, and this is exactly what's happening with this one. Yes, you will have to remove the intake manifold, and to do so, you will need the torque diagram to remove it, and also to torque the new one. It's best that you buy a Haynes manual so you know the exact procedure; it's a $15 insurance that you will be glad to have. If you aren't having problems with the head gaskets, I'd leave them alone personally, but if you want to undertake these, now would be the time to do so, as there's not a lot more to take apart. Main suggestion though, is to be absolutely sure you keep the push rods in the exact order and orientation, as they each have a unique wear pattern with the lifter. Changing them can cause them to lose their seal, depriving the valve of oil, and ruining your head.

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SOURCE: Need to remove and replace the intake manifold

it is a great deal of work. The molded gaskets breakdown with time. You'll want to change the two 90 degree elbows as well - they are available from a dealer for a reasonable price. Also, the blower gasket is likely shrunk up and /or blown out. And you might as well replace the valve cover gaskets too as they leak oil as they breakdown with heat and time.

I did all of this on mine. Even as a professional, it took me a good 6 hours.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010

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I would like to know the torque sequence on an intake manifold for a 2000 Saturn 1.9 liter double overhead cam


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That is pretty easy. If your Saturn is an SL1 it is single cam if it is an SL2 it is dual cam. That is the only difference between an SL1 and an SL2 - Saturn didn't even bother to put a tag or emblem anywhere on the body to differentiate between the the two models. The 8th digit in the VIN will confirm this for you. If the 8th digit is "7" it is a Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) engine. If the 8th digit is a "9" then it is a Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) engine. When you have seen both engines, it is pretty obvious by simply looking at them. The DOHC cam cover is much wider and has 2 "humps" with spark plugs and wires going down the center between the humps. The SOHC cam cover is narrow and the plugs and wires go down one side.

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