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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Preparing for cooling system maintenance in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by txtaz Besides, the wife is out of town and this will keep me busy. Wifey gone always ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by txtaz View Post

    Besides, the wife is out of town and this will keep me busy.
    Wifey gone always means garage time, no disruptions, no distractions, just some music and a set of tools
    thu, thu, EcSTSatic and 1 others like this.

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    Re: Preparing for cooling system maintenance

    My '02 leaks just a little as well. I was qouted about $850 at the dealer......must be about an 8 hour job, at least according to the book.
    I'm just gonna wait and save up a little. For that much, might as well have Jake or Joe stud the block as well and get the HG, crossover, timing chain guides and the crankcase all at once...........Ok maybe preventive maintenance overkill, but I think I can live with the leak for a while, and if your gonna have half the engine all over the floor, you might as well get it all done.

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    ??? The crossover job is a big PITA, but it's NOTHING compared to what you're suggesting, both labor and cost wise. You don't have "half the engine all over the floor" to replace the crossover gaskets. Intake manifold, TB, crossover. Those are the only "major" parts that need to be removed. A bit less involved than drivetrain removal, major engine disassembly, and drilling/tapping the block...

    There's no advantage to studding/inserting the block with no HG issues in the first place (let's not get into that again).

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    Re: Preparing for cooling system maintenance

    I'm with MC.
    I've looked at the job at it really doesn't seem that involved. But this is all relative and the parts are easy to get to (again relative to what you are used to).
    Anyone have a clue why the new lower gaskets asre colored, one red and one blue ? The funky V shaped ones, not the retangular ones.
    I've read a post back in 2005 saying the updated gaskets were black.
    Thanks,
    Taz

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    Re: Preparing for cooling system maintenance

    Just a guess - red is right, blue is left. The new gaskets have a raised silicone bead section ??

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    Re: Preparing for cooling system maintenance

    Quote Originally Posted by vincentm View Post
    Wifey gone always means garage time, no disruptions, no distractions, just some music and a set of tools
    That should be a man's saying.
    Garage time is 'me time'.

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    Re: Preparing for cooling system maintenance

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    Just a guess - red is right, blue is left.
    I wasn't sure if the gasket fashion police were watching and give me a ticket for wearing two different colored gaskets.

    Yep, raised silicon beads all the way around. I'll take a pictues of the new ones if it would help anyone.
    Taz

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