NA's.. Dorman Intake Kits - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-28-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default NA'*.. Dorman Intake Kits

In the past, Lash talked to Dorman and they mentioned putting more and more stuff in their upper intake kits.

Toasty needed one in a rush this weekend and we got the Dorman.

Came with
Intake manifold
Plastic tube to hook booster to manifold
Map sensor cover
PCV
O-rings for pcv
2 aluminum or stainless reduced diamter stovepipes (will fit 95-05)
All 12 injector o-rings
Basically everything you could need except for the upper to be sleeved as well.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

I wonder how many of their 'old' kits are still in stock on shelves? Might pay to open the package at the parts store to verify if anyone goes to get one instead of the APN kit.

How'* the price compared to APN?
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 03:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

The Dorman retails for $150
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 04:48 PM   #4
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I thought I heard the APN is mail order only?

The Dorman is usually a stocked item, where the parts places can get it that day. In a pinch it'* a good plan.

In this case.. this is the Parts America/Advance/Checker/etc group. Since I'm seeing new stock, I'd assume the old stock is nearly gone in most cases.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 04:56 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 3,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
bill buttermore is on a distinguished road
Default

That is good news. Glad to hear they are supplying a pipe for the 95-98 - at last!
Bill, can you or Toasty post a pic of the 95-98 pipe beside a dime for scale? And can you measure the OD to see if it is .510? Now everyone gets a reduced diameter pipe when they replace their upper with an after market kit. All we need now is a perfectly sized thin-wall sleeve that we can drive into a new Dorman, and we will have the UIM problem licked. I'll have to look into this.
bill buttermore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 06:39 PM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 3,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
bill buttermore is on a distinguished road
Default

Actually, we already have a pretty good off-the-shelf material for sleeving a new Dorman upper. It is the thin-wall 321 stainless steel tubing from McMaster Carr (Part No. 6622K121) for about $25/ft delivered. Its outside diameter is .750" and the inside diameter is .710" So, with the reduced diameter pipe at .510 (?) an insulating gap of 0.100" would remain between the hot pipe and the heat shield. The outside diameter of the tubing is a little smaller than the EGR bore in the UIM, so it would need to be installed with high temperature copper RTV silicone to hold it in place. The silicone has a higher temperature rating than field tested JB weld, but would set up more quickly allowing for installation within say, an hour of installing the shield. If the shield were installed as the first step in changing out the UIM/LIM gaskets, it would be sufficiently set up by the time it was needed to be installed.

The best part of this solution is the price. A piece .820" in length can be provided for about $5. That is cheap enough for any L36 owner to buy a piece for the glovebox in anticipation of the day when the UIM will be changed out.

It would be better if we could find thin-wall tubing that would drive right into the bore, but the only products I have found thus far are incredibly expensive, like 10x the cost of the stock material from McMaster Carr.
bill buttermore is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dorman 3.8 upper intake assy 75 racer Pontiac 5 08-27-2013 02:40 PM
APN , DORMAN , MOTORMITE replacement upper intake ( UIM) rkpatt 1992-1999 33 02-10-2008 06:49 PM
dorman intake firebuick 1992-1999 19 03-14-2007 01:04 PM
Installing new Dorman intake plenum on my K, have questions. Andx0r 1992-1999 4 03-10-2007 08:59 PM
Dorman Upper Intake Manifold Issues ***MUST READ*** pontiacjeff General GM Chat 6 03-14-2006 12:23 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:36 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.