Re: 4.6L Intake Manifolds - replacement
i think he's talking about a mercury grand marquis
i would get a ford replacement part, which has the aluminum crossover tube
04 comp orange cobra vert
"Kruse" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> George Adams wrote:
> > I am considering a pre-emptive intake manifold replacement on my
> > wife's 1997 G.M. 54,000 miles, looks and runs like new.
> > I checked Advance Auto Parts website and found two choices, the
> > Motormite at $265, and the Dorman at $199. The show a picture of the
> > Dorman, and it appears to be all plastic like the original. No
> > of the Motormite, but it carries a lifetime warranty. Anyone have any
> > info on these two items?
> > TIA,
> > George
> Since when did they put Ford engines in a GM?!! ;-)
> You are either on the wrong newsgroup or you had a typo.
> The GM intake problem is with the 3800. The Ford has had problems with
> the 4.6.
> The GM had a problem with the EGR gases eating through the plastic
> passages. The Ford had a problem with the coolant leaking from the
> plastic intake because it wasn't reinforced enough. I can't talk about
> the Motormite because I haven't used it, but the Dorman is good. Both
> of the GM and Ford have metal reinforced areas where they were burned
> from the EGR or where they were leaking coolant.
> If you want to see some better pictures of the aftermarket manifolds,
> just go to ebay and type either: 4.6 intake manifold or 3800 intake
> manifold. A lot of individuals are selling these replacement manifolds.