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    Need to have the intake manifold gasket redone on my 98 7.4L. Its starting to leak and it does need to be done before it gets much worse. Got a quote of about $250 for labor and $30 for the gasket. Sound reasonable to you guys with all that crap that has to be r&r'd?

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    Back 2 years ago, had to replace a right, head on my 2000 silverado. I think I would have loved to have paid 250 for that... As far as I can remember the intake was the easiest part to deal with. Unless I have forgotten something. If it were me, I would try it myself.

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    my friend that is a hell of a deal for a LOWER intake gasket... if that is what your talking about it definitely beats doing the work yourself, however the upper intake plenum gasket is much easier...

    assuming you are in fact talking about the lower intake manifold gasket I would go for it, just make sure the shop is reputable, and when you go to pick it up, before you leave pop your head and check for cracks on your intake manifold and plenum, because they dont always torque everything as the factory specifies
    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

    4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
    Airaid CAI
    Poweraid TB Spacer
    Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
    Edge CS insight monitor
    4.10 gears
    Limited-slip differential
    LS-1 Dual Electric fans
    Corvette tranny servo swap

    Head Unit: Alpine
    Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
    Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
    Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)

    305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
    16" PROCOMP 7089's
    2" leveling kit
    3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
    Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks

    35W HID Low Beams
    RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
    HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
    HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
    RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
    Hawk HPS Brake pads
    Russell braided steel brake lines
    Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
    Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
    EGR in-channel window visors

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    Thanks guys, it was the lower and upper. He ended up doing it for $220 labor and that included replacing the starter, cap and rotor, upper and lower radiator hose, bypass hose,serp belt. He's a ase master tech that opened his own shop after the local Chevy shop here went under. He's never done me wrong.

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