I have had a lot of problems with the intake manifold gaskets on my Vehicross, so now that the engine is out of warranty, I thought I would dive in and do the repair myself. I have never actually seen the problematic gaskets, but I researched brands and bought the "Rock" brand gaskets. They seemed to be well made. (2 fiber reinforced rubbery pieces sandwiched between two thin metal plates.) Looking at them I wondered how those could possibly blow out, but I figured it would reveal itself when I got into the engine. Before I begin, I apologize for the dirty engine. My Vehicross deserves better engine cleaning than that.. =P

I'll begin in the next post.