I am going to attempt to take off my intake manifold to troubleshoot a coolant leak left by the local Toyota dealership on my '92 non-trac LS400, and need some experienced advice. If any of you have done this already (and I am sure more than a few have!), can you post/list all the little bits and pieces you have had to replace - gaskets, O-rings, sensors, connectors, etc., with their related #s if possible?
I took this car to the dealership (not Lexus, since the nearest one is over 200 miles away) to have the valve cover gaskets replaced, and after they talked me into doing the ball joints, spark plugs, timing belt, etc., (total bill was over $3500), they returned her with a slow leak, the wiring loom loose near the firewall, and several bolts missing around the passenger side valve cover, and I see the fluid pooled under the intake manifold!!! I am pretty handy with a wrench, but it would be helpful to know in advance which gaskets, possible broken connectors, would need to be replaced before I begin, so I have these things on hand and not have to wait a week or so to get back on the road