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Old 11-06-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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Hey there I'm new to this forum. Great Forum by the way.
I guess I've just joined the Cracked Upper Intake Manifold Club! I just recently bought a 95 Bonneville, and its been using coolant. Obviously, the intake is cracked! I just got done doing a head gasket job on my 94 Legend, and now this. This is a piece of cake compaired to the Legend. I've owned about 10 bonnevilles now, and they've all been great cars. I guess GM now is slacking big time. Its kind of funny that GM has never admitted fault for the faulty upper intake, but they come out with a redesigned intake to cover themselves. If it was Honda or Toyota, they would be recalling all their cars and replacing the intake under the recall. I can see why GM is in the situation they're in today. I've always loved GM products, but lately they're quality isn't all there. I ordered a Dorman Intake off of Ebay for $100.00 shipped. I thought that this was a Good Deal! Has anyone else used a Dorman intake to repace their OEM intake.

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i did, as have many others, there is a sticky at the top of this forum(1992-1999) that has many members of the "intake club" in it.
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did mine with a used gm intake off ebay with all new upper and lower gaskets as a preventative.
Totally happy with the results. No throttle body leaks or coolant consumption.
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I'm not so sure about Honda and Toyota stepping up to a recall any quicker than another manufacturer.

When you do the intake, change your lower intake gaskets as well. it'* well worth the cost in insurance.
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Hehehe never had a problem, im supercharged
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Lower gasket on mine look fine. If the car was a 96 and was using the Dexcool coolant i would definately change the lower intake gaskets. I'm going to pass right now on changing the lower gaskets. They look great!
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