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intake manifold gasket priblem

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by crazyforgms, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. crazyforgms

    crazyforgms New Member

    hi there i am new to the club i have 98 chevy k1500 with the vortec 350 that has 212000 miles on it the last week i started losing antifreze
    i thought i had a rad leak .the other day the truck idle funny so i check the oil & it was part antifreze .Do i have a bad intake gasket or did i blow a head gasket the truck was not over heated any ideals?

    thanks crazyforgms
  2. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts

    You have a very major leak if water is in the oil.... Water in the oil can mean the end of an engine if you don't fix it immediately. It could be either. You may have to remove the head and intake. You will also have to drain the oil and coolant. You will also have to complacently flush the oil to try to get the water out.
  3. crazyforgms

    crazyforgms New Member

    thanks for replying i am not driveing it i drain the oil & had the truck towed to the shop i bought it from i hope it is not a head gasket
  4. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts

    All they have to do is check the compression of each cylinder. Still it is gonna be expensive to fix.
  5. Kady

    Kady New Member

    Any funny color smoke coming from the exhaust when it was running??
  6. crazyforgms

    crazyforgms New Member

    monday my buddy & i took the intake off my truck .after we removed the intake you could see were the gasket failed ,we clean the inside of the engine replace the gasket & reinstalled the intake the truck runs like new thanks for the help

    happy motoring
  7. Kady

    Kady New Member


    I hope you spent the extra money and got the better, upgraded gasket..
  8. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts

    Happy to hear your truck is fixed. You should try to do a write up on it.

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