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Old 07-08-2014, 12:52 PM   #11
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Maybe that'* where the smoke is coming from. Coolant leaking from the manifold.
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like i said incredibly common 3800 issue. i had to do my upper twice. but when i first got my bonnie they didnt have the redesigned one. and its got over 200k now.
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Thank you, I replaced the elbows with metal ones. Is there a web page that shows how to replace the manifolds in case I have to remove them?
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This should help you out. Though the years are different, the engines are still the same.

https://www.gmforum.com/mechanical-1...ts-l36-297702/
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That was weird. Right at the same time, same link.
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beat you by a hair, haha
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Would have gotten ya had I not typed so much.
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Is there a preference for lower intake manifold gaskets? Found the Dorman 615-180 for 64.99
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I would go with Fel Pro gaskets, they are now aluminum and seem to hold together way better than most.
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