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#1 Old 01-16-2013, 01:50 PM
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Head gasket help

Only the right head is leaking. Can I just replace this side without taking. The intake manifold off. I'm strapped hard on cash. I've done heads before so I know I can do it just need to fix it and get it back on the road ASAP. Thanks
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#2 Old 01-16-2013, 06:49 PM
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No. The upper and lower intake manifold has to come out first. The lower intake manifold bolts to the heads. Sorry bud.

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Thanks. I'm still not sure if its the head gasket though. I'm loosing antifreeze when it's running from the right side. I have it off now and with the pressure tester on and it's not really loosing any pressure. I found I'm leaking oil from the valve covers. Any idea on the antifreeze issue?
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Passenger side? Towards the back, on the side, near the front?

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#5 Old 01-16-2013, 07:00 PM
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Right side towards the rear of the motor. Behind the heat shield and above the starter
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Could be off of one of the small lines on the back of the intake. Are you sure it's not coming off the firewall from the heater core? They are notorious for cracking.

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#7 Old 01-16-2013, 08:31 PM
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After looking into it more I noticed very small drips coming of the exhaust manifold bolts. Still not sure where it's coming from
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I did mine ps and ds(head gaskets) on my 2000.where do you live in Il?
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#9 Old 01-17-2013, 10:35 AM
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I'm about 40 miles west of Chicago
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#10 Old 01-17-2013, 10:44 AM
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Well, carol stream is 32 miles west of chicago. need some help, let me know.

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