Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sierra Foothills near Sacramento
I just did mine at 210k on my 2001.
Kind of a PITA.... took about 4 hours, replaced a few hoses and plugs too. Oh, I cleaned out the intake plenum with a degreaser as well.
I was getting a ragged idle, and suspected the valves might have tightened a but. Nothing was out of whack drastically, but quite a few were tight.
New sparkplug ring seals, new VC gaskets. And new manifold gaskets. belts, air filter, etc.
PS I think the dealer charges 3-4 hrs, and gaskets are $100 or so
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