1996 Chevy Lumina anti freeze in oil

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET LUMINA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 14,400 MILES
To replace engine what year will fit car and does the engine when replacing come out from the top or underneath
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Sunday, May 4th, 2008 AT 6:19 AM

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Tiny
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Is the engine blown up or are you replacing it because coolant in oil? Coolant in oil is very common for these engines and can be repaired by replacing the intake manifold gaskets
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Sunday, May 4th, 2008 AT 6:22 AM
Tiny
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Car ran hot a few times for orignal owner might of heated things up may need to relace engine
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Sunday, May 4th, 2008 AT 6:30 AM
Tiny
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These engines are pretty bullet proof but if you want to replace engine it comes out from the top and is fairly easy to do. The one thing that may mess you up is there is a transmission bell housing bolt on the rear under the car that goes is backwards. Make sure you take this one out. As for the years, im not sure. If you call a salvage yard they have a database that will tell you. I know some engines of the same size and year but from different cars will interchange but you have to change the engine mounts and the timing cover so double check with the junk yard.
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Sunday, May 4th, 2008 AT 6:39 AM
Tiny
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If the engine still runs and does not rap I would definitely replace the intake gaskets before replacing engine
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Sunday, May 4th, 2008 AT 6:40 AM
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What about head gaskets
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Sunday, May 4th, 2008 AT 6:46 AM
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The intake gaskets are made from plastic and rubber and have since been updated to metal and rubber. They have to be replaced on every single one of these engines. Remove the intake and you will see the gaskets broken. I have performed this job atleast a hundred times and only 1 time I had to replace a head gasket.
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Sunday, May 4th, 2008 AT 7:17 AM
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Thanks for info how do I give the donation to you techs
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Sunday, May 4th, 2008 AT 7:27 AM
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Right under the post there should be a link that says (make a small donation) thanks alot.
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Sunday, May 4th, 2008 AT 1:26 PM

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