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Old 04-23-2005, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
George Adams
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4.6L Intake Manifolds - replacement

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 picture
of the Motormite, but it carries a lifetime warranty. Anyone have any
info on these two items?

TIA,
George


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Old 04-24-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 4.6L Intake Manifolds - replacement


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

picture
> 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.

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Old 04-24-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
Chris Shea
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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

chris
04 comp orange cobra vert



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>
> 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

> picture
> > 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.
>



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Old 04-24-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Chris Shea wrote:
> i think he's talking about a mercury grand marquis
>
> i would get a ford replacement part, which has the aluminum crossover

tube
>
> chris
> 04 comp orange cobra vert


Of course. I guess my brain wasn't working yet today.
Being it's his car, it's his call. The Ford part is higher, but like I
mentioned, the Dorman is a good part. But once again, it's his money.
I saw on another post that somebody had gotten one from Ford for $140.
I've never seen a genuine Ford replacement intake that cheap, but if he
did, that's the route to take.

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Old 04-24-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
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Chris Shea wrote:
> i would get a ford replacement part, which has the aluminum crossover

tube
> chris


I forgot to add that the Dorman also has the aluminum crossover tube.
To see a picture just do a google search under "Dorman intake
manifold". I guess it all depends if he wants to keep his Ford all Ford
or not.

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Old 04-25-2005, 01:01   #6 (permalink)
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That would be me. I can dig up the receipt... I have it somewhere. It was
$140. There is a TSB for it on my 98 GT.. recall for 96-97.

-Mike

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>
> Chris Shea wrote:
> > i think he's talking about a mercury grand marquis
> >
> > i would get a ford replacement part, which has the aluminum crossover

> tube
> >
> > chris
> > 04 comp orange cobra vert

>
> Of course. I guess my brain wasn't working yet today.
> Being it's his car, it's his call. The Ford part is higher, but like I
> mentioned, the Dorman is a good part. But once again, it's his money.
> I saw on another post that somebody had gotten one from Ford for $140.
> I've never seen a genuine Ford replacement intake that cheap, but if he
> did, that's the route to take.
>



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