Mechanics

WATER CROSSOVER PIPE

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

Engine Cooling problem
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

im trying to replace to gaskets on the water crossover pipe and was wondering if you had any tips on doig this.
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Slvrelantra
November 27, 2009.




Unfortunately, this is one of the worse problems to encounter on your particular engine. (3.5-S.F.I.)

The crossover manifold actually contains 3-gaskets that cost a little over $8.00. But you must tear down half of the motor to get to them. (There are NO short-cuts)
The following parts must be removed: 1) Intake manifold/plenum
2) Exhaust down pipe
3) Exhaust manifold
4) E.G.R. Valve
* A few more small/related parts*

All of these parts require new gaskets once they are removed. Trying to replace these parts without new gaskets will guarantee a leak in that system, and possibly a blown motor.

Alldata, a repair guide, quotes this as a 6-hour job. Which means a minimum of $600 in labor alone. The gaskets will run you another $100.

Ernest Clark
Dec 29, 2009.


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