Question about 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
My pickup continually needs anti freeze. It does not leak anything on the ground while parked. When the engine is running if I rev the engine and look at the tail pipe there is no smoke or anything. When the engine almost returns to the idel mode a little white smoke come out of the pipe. I thin the intake manifold gaskets are leaking. Can a dumb guy like me replace these gaskets at home in my garage?
Posted by Anonymous on
You didnt state year make or model of it. But if you take pictures and mark everything you should be fine.when taking things apart be aware of bolt lengths.take cardboard and trace the part pop a screwdriver thrue the bolt holesand put the bolts thrue cardboard cutout.
Posted on Jul 29, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it could but- check passenger side front where heater core line go into manifold right behind alternator the hose line is connected by a press clip into an alloy fitting this fitting gets eaten away by anti freeze and hose angle pulls back on fitting the part is $18 at dealer and is screwed into manifold use caution if ur r going to replace at very edge of aluminum manifold---and check ur water pump bolts the 2 longer ones should have a lock sealant on them they bolt in thru a water jacket
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
There is a water port there. So it is possible. If you try cleaning the area as good as possible and then start the truck and let it run and watch that area. More then likely it is the intake gasket.
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
Without knowing what year or engine size is, I/m just guessing??????? But the 3.1L engines are FAMOUS for intake maniflod gaskets leaking. Look where the intake bolts to the heads. A freeze plug is in the block. Freeze plugs dont leak unless you have been running pure water or weak/cheap anti-freeze. They will rust out from behind and its BIG BUCKS to replace them all.
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
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