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99 Buick Regal LS Water from Radiator Went Through to the Oil Pan

Replaced the upper intake manifold and all engine gaskets. I removed the heads and did not disassemble the push rods, valve springs or rocker arms. No external leaks are visible but when I put the garden hose in the radiator the water goes all the way to the oil pan. Help what internal issues do I still have? What can I do to correct the problem? Manifold? Take apart the heads? I am at a loss. Thanks!

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SOURCE: would removing the heads, without taking each rocking arm valve spring and push rod off, just lifting off the head, changing all lower and upper gaskets and a new upper intake manifold, than just put

No idea what the main vehicle problem is, or how
it was tested, to determine you need to make repairs

Why are you suggesting removing the cylinder heads
if your only changing failed intake gaskets?

Who is going to do this work? Usually if you have to ask,
it isn't the vehicle owner

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step 1. undo negative battery cable or completely remove battery and tray.
step 2. remove air cleaner and associated piping if it is in the way to allow access to head, drain cooling system and remove upper radiator hose.
step 3. remove top portion of exhaust manifold.
step 4. remove intake manifold and fuel injection rail as necessary
step 5. remove spark wires and valve cover.
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Would removing the heads, without taking each rocking arm valve spring and push rod off, just lifting off the head, changing all lower and upper gaskets and a new upper intake manifold, than just put


No idea what the main vehicle problem is, or how
it was tested, to determine you need to make repairs

Why are you suggesting removing the cylinder heads
if your only changing failed intake gaskets?

Who is going to do this work? Usually if you have to ask,
it isn't the vehicle owner

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0900c15280269f1b.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Lower intake manifold bolt torque sequence-3.8L (VIN K) engine
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0900c15280269f1c.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Upper intake manifold and bolt torque sequence-3.8L (VIN K) engine
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