helping out with '98 Intrigue - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Oldsmobile When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-17-2008, 04:11 AM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Climax Springs, Missouri
Posts: 2,493
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LittleHoov is on a distinguished road
Default helping out with '98 Intrigue

this came up on another forum, and I didnt know the answer but figured you guys would.

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbul...=771563&page=2


his question is in post #24

ill pass along whatever you guys offer up
LittleHoov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 08:47 AM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Alachua, FL
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
doorunrun is on a distinguished road
Default

My experience in that area is the metal squares are the heads of the mounting plate'* bolts. I just pulled one of these off in a salvage yard along with the ICM. Those bolts are longer than they need to be, almost an inch.

I'm just getting ready to install three new coil packs and my plan is to get wire brush the area pretty good, especially those square bolt heads and then apply some heat-sink compound and mount the ICM. I seem to recall another post suggesting this course of action as the ICM can get a bit warm. You might prefer dielectric grease to fight corrosion, but I'm going with the compound.

Best of luck!
doorunrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 11:39 AM   #3
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

Make sure your compound doesn't disrupt electrical conductivity. That'* a critical ground location for the car.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 02:40 PM   #4
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Alachua, FL
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
doorunrun is on a distinguished road
Default

That'* good advice. But, a lot of repairs in this area suggest the use of dielectric grease. Well I believe dielectric is another way of saying insulator. So the use of the grease should be avoided as well. I certainly do believe dielectric grease is great to use in a connector housing to eliminate moisture without shorting terminals.

No doubt a ground is an important thing. But heat dissipation is important as well. Right now my ICM is just stuck on top of the mounting plate. I'll look through my shop manual, it just seems a little un-GM-like to depend on that kind of grounding without a star washer and black wire running somewhere.

I'd rather not smoke my ICM, and I hate to run afoul of the wisdom here. So, I certainly will take your advice. I probably pulled the trigger a little too soon on answering the original query; it seems the other forum (AF) got a lot of replies.

Best of luck!
doorunrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 03:17 PM   #5
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Alachua, FL
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
doorunrun is on a distinguished road
Default

You're right! There'* a big friggin' ground right under the plate that is the main connection from the battery! Oh how did I overlook that! OK, back to reading old threads...........
doorunrun is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Helping the Forum out GXP Venom Lounge 18 01-15-2011 03:07 PM
helping out the old eaton willwren Forced Induction 1 08-19-2008 06:32 PM
Yall are useless (and not helping) bmsgaffer86 Lounge 8 07-10-2003 03:58 AM


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 03:24 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.