LOL, oops my bad :clonk: . I wondered why ya wanted to replace the entire motor just for an intake leak.I guess I wasn't clear? All I want is the part number for the intake gasket set.
Jeff, before you dive in (although this is a well documented issue with the dexcool and those damned plastic gaskets) check the nipple for the heater core return on the intake, the hoses are quick connect, and you may have developed a leak there. my 5.7 did and I later determined the whole lower plenum had cracked from a machine misthread. Not cheap, and definately not fun, pulling the compressor off is the worst part of that job.I guess I wasn't clear? All I want is the part number for the intake gasket set.
Bingo.......lemme know if you need anymore part numbers.The intake gasket should be #12534412. My 96 454 Suburban was leaking internally at the intake gasket as well.
BB_Mike looks like you did the job on a SB 5.7. JBA has a BB 7.4(454), the valve cover should not have to come off and would have a different Felpro #.I suggest you think twice agout the GM replacement.
I just did this job last weekend and I used Felpro's improved gaskets in kit part # MS98000T. Advanced auto had them in stock for ~$50.
Look at my thrad in the Engine forum. It has pics and all.
BTW, the driver's side valve cover has to come off before the intake can come up. so the "kit" comes with one of those as well.
I know what you mean I was out for a week with the flu.oops. Thanks for catching that. These Flu meds really have me zoned out.