- albertj wrote:
Will you do the work yourself?
Since her namesake can fix spaceship motors she ought to.
It's no problem for the greatest scientific genius in the universe!washu45
- The non-supercharged engines have a plastic intake manifold which is prone to warping. It's possible this is the source of your coolant leak problem.
RockAuto.com is a good resource for pricing parts. A mechanic will generally charge more for the parts if they have to find and order them, and sometimes mechanics won't install parts if you order them. But some will.
How many miles does your car have on it? Is it otherwise in good shape? Do you want to keep it?
If you pay for someone to replace the intake manifold and the motor mounts it could potentially go over a grand. It's going to be tough to estimate without knowing what you need in parts, or what the rate is for your mechanic. If you look on Rock Auto though, the AC Delco lower manifold is $402.00. Will the cheaper option do? Personally I don't know, but someone here will. If you also need the upper manifold, it's in the $70 range. The manifold gaskets run anywhere from $16 to $90, depending on what you need. These are probably the best prices you'll find.
Rock Auto doesn't have the motor mounts. I don't know if they're even available anymore, but someone here might know a source.
If you have a garage, tools, and mechanical aptitude; you can do this yourself. However I wouldn't recommend it if you're not a mechanically oriented kind of person.