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PostSubject: "Top end" gasket set   "Top end" gasket set EmptyTue May 18, 2021 3:45 pm

So. I have had my 96 SC 230,000 mile Riviera for a week now, and I gotta say it runs and drives aswome, except the CEL had been on.

Finally got the Scan tool I ordered, and found I had the P1406, and P0171, so looks like I will be searching for a vacuum leak and replacing the EGR.  Oh and a 1441, probably from me overfilling the gas tank.

It has all the records and it's had the coolant elbow, at least one done, ( not sure where the other is) but the one by the alternator is still plastic. 

I bought the Dorman metal ones and AC Delco o rings.

But just looking at the injectors, I don't think they have been replaced. So I was thinking of just doing everything, injectors, lower gaskets, SC Gasket, elbows, TB gasket.

Does anyone make a top end kit, or do you need a full gasket set or just buy them individually?
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PostSubject: Re: "Top end" gasket set   "Top end" gasket set EmptyTue May 18, 2021 5:42 pm

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/buick,1996,riviera,3.8l+v6+supercharged,1022038,engine,intake+manifold+gasket,5424

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1400339&cc=1022038&jsn=487&_nck=ZExt1ysfqhqWnq%2BEvUNdS3Txyey60IDtnjPWF5UU9J0BWQv7pvqZbkEUk86%2BAYIhFUNxSQbBt9G0BIcUFg1e73oBkDLRl78blzN6Ccld9H9fPqgswKu2eD28c4ecmCmnw6go%2FtdWeMh4RQnGPqGljMOqTcFHZySgVVHseR4tIG2gKPYmXSJgHMY1aWoGUXUkasOiCyPRaxYsrvl47Oxwl9PSdpmil0FZnuoqkvM8R3B%2FwnryyojwEtZkkrle7EPBnjvRU%2FIWKNafnvqUtq3kUOZRtlbwPqaUloLaA3JfJIo9AJ4IsxqOmbDsJuyrPyxEYmD%2FM0Kz6pyq2I52OXzMDWjtRvMl7Xsb&jsn=487&_nck=ZExt1ysfqhqWnq%2BEvUNdS3Txyey60IDtnjPWF5UU9J0BWQv7pvqZbkEUk86%2BAYIhFUNxSQbBt9G0BIcUFg1e73oBkDLRl78blzN6Ccld9H9fPqgswKu2eD28c4ecmCmnw6go%2FtdWeMh4RQnGPqGljMOqTcFHZySgVVHseR4tIG2gKPYmXSJgHMY1aWoGUXUkasOiCyPRaxYsrvl47Oxwl9PSdpmil0FZnuoqkvM8R3B%2FwnryyojwEtZkkrle7EPBnjvRU%2FIWKNafnvqUtq3kUOZRtlbwPqaUloLaA3JfJIo9AJ4IsxqOmbDsJuyrPyxEYmD%2FM0Kz6pyq2I52OXzMDWjtRvMl7Xsb

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=260723&cc=1022038&jsn=495&_nck=ZExt1ysfqhqWnq%2BEvUNdS3Txyey60IDtnjPWF5UU9J0BWQv7pvqZbkEUk86%2BAYIhFUNxSQbBt9G0BIcUFg1e73oBkDLRl78blzN6Ccld9H9fPqgswKu2eD28c4ecmCmnw6go%2FtdWeMh4RQnGPqGljMOqTcFHZySgVVHseR4tIG2gKPYmXSJgHMY1aWoGUXUkasOiCyPRaxYsrvl47Oxwl9PSdpmil0FZnuoqkvM8R3B%2FwnryyojwEtZkkrle7EPBnjvRU%2FIWKNafnvqUtq3kUOZRtlbwPqaUloLaA3JfJIo9AJ4IsxqOmbDsJuyrPyxEYmD%2FM0Kz6pyq2I52OXzMDWjtRvMl7Xsb

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: "Top end" gasket set   "Top end" gasket set EmptyTue May 18, 2021 7:13 pm

so i guess no actual kit with everything. looked at the egr valve, it looks like a 230,000 mile egr valve, "Top end" gasket set 1f600
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PostSubject: Re: "Top end" gasket set   "Top end" gasket set EmptyWed May 19, 2021 8:19 am

That second felpro kit comes with injector o rings, stat housing gasket, O ring, basically everything you need except the intake to SC gasket. That isn't good enough?

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
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PostSubject: Re: "Top end" gasket set   "Top end" gasket set EmptyWed May 19, 2021 10:57 am

Oh guess it does have everything, thsnks
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PostSubject: Re: "Top end" gasket set   "Top end" gasket set EmptyWed May 19, 2021 3:42 pm

...my guess is your LIM gasket is sucking wind, or you have a crack in the exhaust manifold.

While you are under there, look at the oil pressure sender. If it has oil around it, replace it - they tend to spray a mist of oil onto the block for a while before they fail, but when they fail they fail hard and your engine will wizz away its oil in seconds at highway speeds.
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