I'm the proud owner of a 2000 GP GTP with about 127,000 miles. So far it hasn't given me too much in the way of trouble, mainly supercharger couplers going out. haha I try to take good care of it, listen to it's needs and take care of things as needed.
Anyway, I'm going to be installing a ported S/C from 3800perf here pretty soon, and while I'm elbow deep in the block I figure I'll go ahead and do a bit of preventative maintenance on the beast while I'm at it. Right now, I'm alone on all of this and I am very hesitant to take it to a shop, just so they can tell me it'll be $600 or more just for the labor alone to install the crap.
I've done most of the other work on my car myself, but the engine bay/block is still a little over my head. I've watched videos and read tons of stuff about it, and I feel like I'm mentally prepared, but I have absolutely zero personal experience. And being that this is my daily driver and only car, I really don't want to mess it up or be without a car for a while if I happen to.
So thus my post: Are there any fellow GP enthusiasts around this area who may be able to help me? Or recommend me a good place?
The parts I want to replace while in there are namely:
- Upper/Lower Intake Gasket
- Various O-rings (Injectors etc)
- Coolant Elbows
- Valve Cover Gaskets
- TB Gasket
- Head Gaskets (if needed, I may not need them)
- Oil Pan gasket
Now, I realize that it's a bit of a laundry list of things, but you do them right once and I shouldn't have to worry about them for some time. My car is paid off, so I'm aiming for at minimum 200k miles... preferrably 250k!