I have to replace the lower intake manifold on my 97 suburban 5.7L
While changing the water pump I was trying to replace the quick
disconnect fitting for the heater hose and it broke off in the
manifold. While trying to extract the remainder of this fitting with an
easy out, I managed to crack the manifold right where the fitting
screws in. So now I must replace the whole thing and am not thrilled
with paying a shop to do the work.
I've done other engine work before water pumps, radiators, brakes,
etc... I've got the time to invest in fixing it, is this something that
can be handled in the home garage, or better off by the shop?