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Dorman
1993 Oldsmobile 88 Engine Intake Manifold - Upper 6 Cyl 3.8L Dorman

P311-1D5A2B0    615-179  New

87-1602 , FH10112 , CV892C , 17113044 , 25043843 , 17113046

Qty:
$140.11
Dorman Engine Intake Manifold  Upper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Manifold Height (in): 5 In.
    • Package Contents: Intake Manifold, Valve, Fitting, Plastic Plug, Includes All Gaskets
    • Port Outlet Dimensions: 180x222 Mm
Brand: Dorman
Position: Upper
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
1993 - Oldsmobile 88 Upper V 6 Cyl 3.8L 231 3800
Dorman
1999 Oldsmobile LSS Engine Intake Manifold - Lower 6 Cyl 3.8L Dorman

P311-4B15175    615-281  New

24505729

Qty:
$195.48
Dorman Engine Intake Manifold  Lower
  • Product Attributes:
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Manifold Height (in): 3 In.
    • Package Contents: Manifold
    • Port Outlet Dimensions: 2x1.5
    • Port Quantity: 6
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Engine VIN Position Block Engine CID CC
1999 - Oldsmobile LSS Supercharged 1 Lower V 6 Cyl 3.8L 231 3800
Dorman
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Engine Intake Manifold - Upper 6 Cyl 3.1L Dorman

P311-4B317C6    615-297  New

24505664

Qty:
$188.75
Dorman Engine Intake Manifold  Upper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Manifold Height (in): 5 In.
    • Package Contents: Intake Manifold
    • Port Quantity: 6
Brand: Dorman
Position: Upper
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
1997 - Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Upper V 6 Cyl 3.1L 189 -
Dorman
2004 Oldsmobile Bravada Engine Intake Manifold - Upper 6 Cyl 4.2L Dorman

P311-3125DAF    615-567  New

8890178000 , 89017551

Qty:
$244.59
Dorman Engine Intake Manifold  Upper
  • ; 1 Piece
  • Product Attributes:
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Manifold Height (in): 8 In.
    • Package Contents: Intake Manifold And Gaskets
    • Port Quantity: 6
Brand: Dorman
Position: Upper
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
2004 - Oldsmobile Bravada Upper L 6 Cyl 4.2L 256 -
Dorman
1999 Oldsmobile 88 Engine Intake Manifold - Upper 6 Cyl 3.8L Dorman

P311-3AB0D94    615-180  New

XT-A016 , FH10095 , 87-1601 , 106001 , 89017272 , 89017274 , 24506013 , SK615180 , 217-454 , 12537425

Qty:
$89.33
Dorman Engine Intake Manifold  Upper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Manifold Height (in): 6.5 In.
    • Package Contents: Intake Manifold, Gaskets, Pcv Items
    • Port Outlet Dimensions: 36 X 45 Mm
    • Port Quantity: 6
Brand: Dorman
Position: Upper
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
1999 - Oldsmobile 88 Upper V 6 Cyl 3.8L 231 3800
Dorman
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada Engine Intake Manifold - Upper 6 Cyl 4.3L Dorman

P311-1988934    615-182  New

87-1603 , 12556521 , FH10114 , 17113542

Qty:
$78.77
Dorman Engine Intake Manifold  Upper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Manifold Height (in): 3.5 In.
    • Package Contents: Intake Manifold, Gasket, Valve, Plastic Fitting
    • Port Outlet Dimensions: 229x241 Mm
Brand: Dorman
Position: Upper
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
1998 - Oldsmobile Bravada Upper V 6 Cyl 4.3L 262 -
Dorman
1999 Oldsmobile Aurora Engine Intake Manifold - Upper 8 Cyl 4.0L Dorman

P311-2437D59    615-190  New

12497989

Qty:
$296.03
Dorman Engine Intake Manifold  Upper
  • ; Complete Unit
  • Product Attributes:
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Manifold Height (in): 7.5 In.
    • Package Contents: Intake Manifold, Gasket, Self Tapping Screws
    • Port Outlet Dimensions: 44x41 Mm
    • Port Quantity: 8
Brand: Dorman
Position: Upper
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
1999 - Oldsmobile Aurora Upper V 8 Cyl 4.0L 244 -
Dorman
2003 Oldsmobile Alero Engine Intake Manifold - Upper 6 Cyl 3.4L Dorman

P311-399041B    615-197  New

24507499 , 24507501

Qty:
$220.95
Dorman Engine Intake Manifold  Upper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Manifold Height (in): 4 In.
    • Package Contents: Intake Manifold
    • Port Outlet Dimensions: 25 X 81 Mm
    • Port Quantity: 6
Brand: Dorman
Position: Upper
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
2003 - Oldsmobile Alero Upper V 6 Cyl 3.4L 207 -
Dorman
1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette Engine Intake Manifold - Upper 6 Cyl 3.4L Dorman

P311-122BD04    615-198  New

24508396

Qty:
$95.11
Dorman Engine Intake Manifold  Upper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Manifold Height (in): 4 In.
    • Package Contents: Intake Manifold
    • Port Outlet Dimensions: 25 X 81 Mm
    • Port Quantity: 6
Brand: Dorman
Position: Upper
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
1997 - Oldsmobile Silhouette Upper V 6 Cyl 3.4L 207 -
Dorman
1998 Oldsmobile LSS Engine Intake Manifold - Lower 6 Cyl 3.8L Dorman

P311-0DABA26    615-280  New

24508923

Qty:
$399.42
Dorman Engine Intake Manifold  Lower
  • Product Attributes:
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Manifold Height (in): 5 In.
    • Package Contents: Intake Manifold
    • Port Quantity: 6
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Engine VIN Position Block Engine CID CC
1998 - Oldsmobile LSS Naturally Aspirated K Lower V 6 Cyl 3.8L 231 3800
Dorman
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Engine Intake Manifold - Upper 6 Cyl 3.1L Dorman

P311-4AF8798    615-299  New

10137068

Qty:
$194.31
Dorman Engine Intake Manifold  Upper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Manifold Height (in): 5 In.
    • Package Contents: Intake Manifold And Gaskets
    • Port Quantity: 6
Brand: Dorman
Position: Upper
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine VIN Position Block Engine CID CC
1993 - Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme M Upper V 6 Cyl 3.1L 189 -
ATP
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Engine Intake Manifold ATP

P311-07CA57B    106001  New

615180 , 89017272 , 6001186 , 106001 , 17113136

Qty:
$91.06
ATP Engine Intake Manifold
  • ATP Engine Intake Manifold
  • Product Attributes:
    • LineCode: Atp2
  • ATP Intake Manifolds are exact fit, no compromise replacement parts
Brand: ATP
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration
1997 - Oldsmobile 88 Naturally Aspirated
URO Parts
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Engine Intake Manifold - Upper 6 Cyl 3.8L URO Parts

P311-3550D2F    CE1413044  New

615-180 , 16001 , 89017274 , 89017272 , 24506013 , CE1413044 , 12537425 , URO-013044

Qty:
$77.73
  • Intake Manifold
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm - Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
Brand: URO Parts
Position: Upper
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
1997 - Oldsmobile 88 Upper V 6 Cyl 3.8L 231 3800
Edelbrock
Qty:
$371.58
Edelbrock Engine Intake Manifold
  • E-SHINE 2701 SBC PERF EPS INTAKE
  • ; Endurashine(TM); Idle-5500 rpm; Non-EGR; Dual-Plane Not Legal For Use On Pollution Controlled Vehicles~ For Pre-Pollution Controlled Or Race Use Or Engine Swaps
  • Performer EPS Intake Manifold
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cylinder Head Type: Standard
    • Emission: Without Egr
    • Engine Make/Size: Chevy Small Block (262-400)
    • Number of Carbs: One
    • Position: N/a
    • RPM Range: Idle -5500
    • Usage: Street/hi-performance
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Lead; Which Is Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information; Visit Www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
  • Designed for 1986 and earlier 262-400 cubic-inch Chevys, the Performer EPS dual-plane intake manifold is optimized to deliver superior performance with Edelbrock square-bore Performer Series or Thunder Series AVS carburetors. This small-block Chevy manifold has a runner design that's "tuned" for peak torque at 3500 rpm on a 350-inch engine and it's ideal for power from off-idle to 5500 rpm. Dyno tests showed gains of 5 hp and 9 ft-lbs. of torque over the Edelbrock Performer manifold #2101 on a 350 Chevy. From 3000 to 4500 rpm, the increases averaged 5+ ft-lbs. of torque for more performance where you need it most. Performer EPS manifold #2703 combines a modern runner design with a front mounted oil fill tube for those who want the vintage look of our Classic valve covers with no breathers. #2703 has the same performance features as the Performer EPS #2701. Includes Oil Fill Tube (not installed) and matching push-in breather cap. The Oil Fill Tube and Breather are also available separately as #4803. Match with a dependable Edelbrock square-bore carburetor for maximum performance gains. Also available with choice of four finishes. Will not fit under stock Corvette hood. ** Carburetor Recommendations: Edelbrock Thunder Series AVS or Performer Series carb, 500-650 cfm. Installation Notes: Recommended intake gasket: Edelbrock #7201. Manifold ht: A-3.74", B-4.80"; Carb pad height: 4.27". Port exit dimensions: 1.15" x 1.87". Camshaft Recommendations: #2102, #2103, #2208, #2209
Brand: Edelbrock
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Block Engine CID CC
1980 - Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Base V 8 Cyl 5.0L 305 -
Edelbrock
Qty:
$250.53
Edelbrock Engine Intake Manifold
  • PERFORMER MANIFOLD
  • ; Satin Finish; Non-EGR;Idle-5500rpm; OEM 4 bbl Or Edelbrock Carb PN[1400] Recommend Edelbrock Gasket PN[7201] for Manifold Gasket~ Not Legal For Use On Pollution Controlled Vehicles~ For Pre-Pollution Controlled Or Race Use Or Engine Swaps
  • Performer Series Intake Manifold
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cylinder Head Type: Standard
    • Emission: Without Egr
    • Engine Make/Size: Chevy Small Block (262-400)
    • Number of Carbs: One
    • Position: N/a
    • RPM Range: Idle -5500
    • Usage: Street/hi-performance
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Lead; Which Is Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information; Visit Www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
  • Designed for street 1955-86 small-block Chevys. Performers accept late-model choke, water neck, air-conditioning, alternator and H.E.I. Has provisions to add oil fill tube. Not for 1987 and later cast iron or Chevy Bowtie heads. Will fit 1987 and later stock aluminum heads.
Brand: Edelbrock
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Block Engine CID CC
1977 - Oldsmobile Omega Deluxe V 8 Cyl 5.0L 305 -
Edelbrock
Qty:
$169.77
Edelbrock Engine Intake Manifold
  • MANIFOLD; SBC PERFORMER EPS INTAKE
  • ; Cast Finish; Idle-5500 rpm; Non-EGR; Dual-Plane Not Legal For Use On Pollution Controlled Vehicles~ For Pre-Pollution Controlled Or Race Use Or Engine Swaps
  • Performer EPS Intake Manifold
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cylinder Head Type: Standard
    • Emission: Without Egr
    • Engine Make/Size: Chevy Small Block (262-400)
    • Number of Carbs: One
    • Position: N/a
    • RPM Range: Idle -5500
    • Usage: Street/hi-performance
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Lead; Which Is Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information; Visit Www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
  • Designed for 1986 and earlier 262-400 cubic-inch Chevys, the Performer EPS dual-plane intake manifold is optimized to deliver superior performance with Edelbrock square-bore Performer Series or Thunder Series AVS carburetors. This small-block Chevy manifold has a runner design that's "tuned" for peak torque at 3500 rpm on a 350-inch engine and it's ideal for power from off-idle to 5500 rpm. Dyno tests showed gains of 5 hp and 9 ft-lbs. of torque over the Edelbrock Performer manifold #2101 on a 350 Chevy. From 3000 to 4500 rpm, the increases averaged 5+ ft-lbs. of torque for more performance where you need it most. Performer EPS manifold #2703 combines a modern runner design with a front mounted oil fill tube for those who want the vintage look of our Classic valve covers with no breathers. #2703 has the same performance features as the Performer EPS #2701. Includes Oil Fill Tube (not installed) and matching push-in breather cap. The Oil Fill Tube and Breather are also available separately as #4803. Match with a dependable Edelbrock square-bore carburetor for maximum performance gains. Also available with choice of four finishes. Will not fit under stock Corvette hood. ** Carburetor Recommendations: Edelbrock Thunder Series AVS or Performer Series carb, 500-650 cfm. Installation Notes: Recommended intake gasket: Edelbrock #7201. Manifold ht: A-3.74", B-4.80"; Carb pad height: 4.27". Port exit dimensions: 1.15" x 1.87". Camshaft Recommendations: #2102, #2103, #2208, #2209
Brand: Edelbrock
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Block Engine CID CC
1977 - Oldsmobile Omega Deluxe V 8 Cyl 5.0L 305 -
Edelbrock
Qty:
$273.93
Edelbrock Engine Intake Manifold
  • INTAKE MANIFOLD PERF EPS SBC W/OIL FILL TUBE/BREATHER
  • ; Cast Finish; Idle-5500rpm; Non-EGR; Dual-Plane; w/Oil Fill Tube Not Legal For Use On Pollution Controlled Vehicles~ For Pre-Pollution Controlled Or Race Use Or Engine Swaps
  • Performer EPS Intake Manifold
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cylinder Head Type: Standard
    • Emission: Without Egr
    • Engine Make/Size: Chevy Small Block (262-400)
    • Number of Carbs: One
    • Position: N/a
    • RPM Range: Idle -5500
    • Usage: Street/hi-performance
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Lead; Which Is Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information; Visit Www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
  • Designed for 1986 and earlier 262-400 cubic-inch Chevys, the Performer EPS dual-plane intake manifold is optimized to deliver superior performance with Edelbrock square-bore Performer Series or Thunder Series AVS carburetors. This small-block Chevy manifold has a runner design that's "tuned" for peak torque at 3500 rpm on a 350-inch engine and it's ideal for power from off-idle to 5500 rpm. Dyno tests showed gains of 5 hp and 9 ft-lbs. of torque over the Edelbrock Performer manifold #2101 on a 350 Chevy. From 3000 to 4500 rpm, the increases averaged 5+ ft-lbs. of torque for more performance where you need it most. Performer EPS manifold #2703 combines a modern runner design with a front mounted oil fill tube for those who want the vintage look of our Classic valve covers with no breathers. #2703 has the same performance features as the Performer EPS #2701. Includes Oil Fill Tube (not installed) and matching push-in breather cap. The Oil Fill Tube and Breather are also available separately as #4803. Match with a dependable Edelbrock square-bore carburetor for maximum performance gains. Also available with choice of four finishes. Will not fit under stock Corvette hood. ** Carburetor Recommendations: Edelbrock Thunder Series AVS or Performer Series carb, 500-650 cfm. Installation Notes: Recommended intake gasket: Edelbrock #7201. Manifold ht: A-3.74", B-4.80"; Carb pad height: 4.27". Port exit dimensions: 1.15" x 1.87". Camshaft Recommendations: #2102, #2103, #2208, #2209
Brand: Edelbrock
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1978 - Oldsmobile Cutlass V 8 Cyl 5.0L 305 -
Edelbrock
Qty:
$381.49
Edelbrock Engine Intake Manifold
  • PERFORMER VORTEC V6 MANIFOLD
  • ; Dual Plane; Non-EGR; Idle-5500rpm; Designed For The Engine Swap Market Designed For The Engine Swap Market~ Not Legal For Use On Pollution Controlled Vehicles
  • Performer Series Intake Manifold
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cylinder Head Type: Standard
    • Emission: Without Egr
    • Engine Make/Size: Chevy 200-262 (90 Degree)
    • Number of Carbs: None; For Fuel Injection
    • Position: N/a
    • RPM Range: Idle -5500
    • Usage: Street/hi-performance
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Lead; Which Is Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information; Visit Www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
  • Based on the powerful Edelbrock #2111, this dual-plane intake is designed for the engine swap market utilizing 1985 and later Chevy 200-229-262 c.i.d. (3.8L and 4.3L) V6 engines with Vortec heads. With this manifold, rodders can take advantage of the higher flow available with the Vortec head design. Performer Vortec V6 #2114 has provisions for external water bypass and may be used on either Vortec blocks or 1995 and earlier blocks. Designed for use with Edelbrock Thunder Series AVS or Performer Series 500 cfm carbs, it accepts late model water neck, alternator, HEI and air conditioning.. ** Carburetor Recommendations: Edelbrock Thunder Series AVS or Performer Series carb, 500 cfm. Installation Notes: Recommended intake gasket: GM 89017866. Manifold height: A-3.50", B-4.18"; Carb pad height: 3.84". Port exit dimensions: port exit is 2.05" tall with slanted side walls. Camshaft Recommendations: Performer Plus #2112
Brand: Edelbrock
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine VIN Block Engine CID CC
1992 - Oldsmobile Bravada Z V 6 Cyl 4.3L 262 -
Edelbrock
Qty:
$467.69
Edelbrock Engine Intake Manifold
  • PERFORMER 455 OLDS
  • ; Non-EGR; Idle-5500rpm; Olds 400-455; For 4 bbl Carbs; Includes Exhaust Crossover Plugs PN[2733] Designed For The Engine Swap Market~ Not Legal For Use On Pollution Controlled Vehicles
  • Performer Olds 455 Intake Manifold
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cylinder Head Type: Standard
    • Emission: Without Egr
    • Engine Make/Size: Olds 400-455
    • Number of Carbs: One
    • Position: N/a
    • RPM Range: Idle -5500
    • Usage: Street/hi-performance
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Lead; Which Is Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information; Visit Www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
  • Performer Olds 455 Intake Manifold is designed for street 400-425-455 c.i.d. Oldsmobiles. Ideal for cars, 4x4s, tow vehicles, RVs and boats. Includes exhaust crossover plugs number 2733 which must be used for marine and off-road use.
Brand: Edelbrock
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Engine Designation Block Engine CID CC
1971 - Oldsmobile Delta 88 Base TV V 8 Cyl 7.5L 455 7456
Edelbrock
Qty:
$440.59
Edelbrock Engine Intake Manifold
  • MANIFOLD PERFORMER OLDS 350 NON-EGR
  • ; Non-EGR; For 4 bbl Carb;For EGR Use OEM Carb. Only;Includes Universal Pad; Street/Hi Perf. Use Only Designed For The Engine Swap Market~ Not Legal For Use On Pollution Controlled Vehicles
  • Performer Olds 350 Intake Manifold
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cylinder Head Type: Standard
    • Emission: Without Egr
    • Engine Make/Size: Olds 307-403
    • Number of Carbs: One
    • Position: N/a
    • RPM Range: Idle -5500
    • Usage: Street/hi-performance
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Lead; Which Is Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information; Visit Www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
  • Performer Olds 350 Intake Manifold is designed for street 307-330-350-403 c.i.d. Oldsmobile V8s, 1966-85. For non-EGR, the new number 2711 manifold comes with a universal pad to fit most carburetors with electric chokes.
Brand: Edelbrock
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1979 - Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme V 8 Cyl 5.7L 350 -

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Water in Cylinder

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Question From Sabot15 on Water in Cylinder

I have a 96 Oldsmobile cutlass supreme with 92k and the 3.1L V6.

It recently developed a miss on cylinder #1. I have a small amount of coolant in my oil and some sludge in my radiator. I assumed it was the the very common lower intake manifold gasket failure that was causing the problem, but I noticed something weird.

When I removed the spark plug on #1, and I turned over the engine, antifreeze shot out.

When I look at the way the manifold fits, I don't see any way that water could get directly from the jacket journal to the intake journal. I am assuming then, that this MUST be a head gasket failure. Is that correct?

Thanks!

Response From Hammer Time

The intake gasket can't put coolant into the cylinders in this particular engine. You're looking at a likely blown head gasket.

Response From Sabot15

Yeah, that's what I thought. I went ahead and tore it all down... when I got the head off, I saw dark spots in the cylinder wall. I think water sat on it for awhile. It feels slightly rough there.

Does this mean I need to pull the block and have it machined?

Here's a picture:

https://imageshack.com/i/ipKR94F0j

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

No, I'd say you're looking for a new motor. You may even have a cracked block but either way the damage to that cylinder wall makes it not worth fixing.

Response From Sabot15

Well, not the news I wanted to hear, but thanks for the advice.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

It's bad news as Hammer said for this engine. Bad enough for the flaws you can't see and when you can see and feel them it's over IMO for that block which to me means the engine.


Now time to find the right and reputable salvage place if you want to keep this longer for a fully checked out perfectly matching used and whole engine - best ones will have results of testing it out right on it printed out. I'm getting old for this crap but when this would happen I would be the sucker to go check engines some on a pallet, some still in a vehicle that was salvaged for another reason totally, best if the problem was in the rear or side IMO. Batting 1,000 on that so far,


T

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Antifreeze shot out of a cylinder - certainly not good. You'll know more exactly when taken apart and parts sent out or pressure into that cylinder when at TDC now and see where it goes as best you can,


T

2001 Monte Carlo intake explosion

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Question From Matt98svt on 2001 Monte Carlo intake explosion

Hi all, I have a 2001 Monte carlo ss with 90k miles and no mods. I was in the process of changing a window regulator and ran down my battery to the point of needing to jump start the car. I try to crank it 3-4 times with the jumper cables on and it doesn't have enough juice to turn over till about the 4th try..and when it just starts to turn over there is a loud BANG! I jump out and there is a small fire limited to about a 3 inch radius and about a foot high so I grab the fire extinguisher off the nearby wall and spray down the engine. After inspecting the damage it appears the plastic upper intake exploded into a million pieces. I was surprised how thin the plastic that makes up the intake was. The only other damage I see is one of the injectors (back of engine closest to passengers side) is pushed out of the lower intake about a half an inch and the fuel rail that connects to it is bent slightly. This is where the fire was and the injector looks shot...other than that there is no fire damage. Of course spraying the fire extinguisher sprayed this fine sand like stuff all over and into the engine. I had it towed to a shop and they are supposed to look at it Monday. My plan was to pull the lower manifold and clean out as much of that extinguisher mess and plastic. I wanted to do a leak down on that back cylinder and maybe put a borescope in the plug hole but I really don't feel there is any internal damage...but not certain. The intake is only like 1/16th in thick plastic which was the path of least resistance and it exploded before the engine ever really started
turning over. Not sure why this happened but found other instances online of gm 3800 series II engines having the same intake explosion. I had changed the plugs and wired about two weeks ago and the pvc valve and had no issues such as misfires or anything after that so not sure if that could be related. Any advice on getting this fixed is appreciated and I will post pics soon

Response From Hammer Time

Intakes explode because fuel builds up inside and then a source of ignition like a backfire ignites it. You need to determine if you have a fuel leak from something like a stuck open injector or an ignition problem causing the backfire.

The thickness of the intake isn't important because there is never supposed to be any pressure in there anyway.

Response From Matt98svt

The mechanic called and left a voicemail that he only glanced under the hood but that he recommended replacing the upper intake the fuel rail and all 6 injectors....(quoted $1000 for the 6 injectors alone)$2200 total. He said if it was him though he would replace the entire engine since the fine sand like stuff from the extinguisher prob got into the engine. The motor wasn't running when I sprayed it though and I was 10ft away so not sure I need a new engine here.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

#1 - Glad you had an extinguisher around!


Fortunately I don't have but ONE time I had to use one and was just a fine baby powder dusty crap but worked thank you. IDK if this is worth tossing total engine quite yet? Think I'd just blow the crap out of cylinders with compressed air and think/bet you'd be OK but mind you I'm not there looking at this show either.


Small point was that dust from the extinguisher made a simple, no damage to anything fire on engine seriously not want to fire after the fact not what caused the fire - carb cleaner a bit too much in that case on a hot spot on manifold.


End of that story is it didn't hurt anything once cleaned up mostly with compressed air externally as it was ugly of course,


T

Response From Discretesignals

I personally don't think the engine is going to need to be replaced. That is a little extreme.

I'm sure the engine wasn't running when you blew powder all over it, so no big deal.

Response From Hammer Time

I agree, you need a manifold and to repair whatever caused the explosion in the first place. Make sure none of the plastic went into any of the cylinders.

Response From Discretesignals Top Rated Answer

You know it is funny that GM had a recall on 2000 Monte for the fuel pressure regulator leaking and causing intake manifold explosions in 2004.

File In Section: Product Recalls

Bulletin No.: 03054B

Date: June, 2004

PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL

SUBJECT:
FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR - REPLACE

MODELS:
1998-2000 BUICK PARK AVENUE, LESABRE
1998-2000 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
1998-1999 OLDSMOBILE EIGHTY-EIGHT
2000 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO, IMPALA
EQUIPPED WITH 3.8L V6 (RPO L36 - VIN CODE K) ENGINE

THIS BULLETIN REPLACES 03054A ISSUED FEBRUARY 2004, AND IS BEING REVISED TO INCLUDE 1998-2000 BUICK LESABRE, PONTIAC BONNEVILLE; 1998-99 OLDSMOBILE EIGHTY-EIGHT; AND 2000 BUICK PARK AVENUE, CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO AND IMPALA MODEL YEAR VEHICLES. DUE TO PARTS AVAILABILITY, 03054B IS BEING CONDUCTED IN 2 PHASES. PHASE 1 WILL CONSIST OF 1998-1999 BUICK LESABRE, PONTIAC BONNEVILLE AND OLDSMOBILE EIGHTY-EIGHT MODEL YEAR VEHICLES. PHASE 2 WILL CONSIST OF 2000 BUICK PARK AVENUE AND LESABRE, PONTIAC BONNEVILLE, CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO AND IMPALA MODEL YEAR VEHICLES. WHEN SUFFICIENT PARTS ARE AVAILABLE TO NOTIFY CUSTOMERS OF 2000 MODEL YEAR VEHICLES, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED AND WILL RECEIVE A NEW INITIATION REPORT. PLEASE DISCARD SAFETY RECALL BULLETIN NUMBER 03054.

CONDITION

General Motors has decided that a detect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 1998-2000 Buick Park Avenue, LeSabre, Pontiac Bonneville; 1998-99 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight: and 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Impala model year vehicles equipped with a 3.8L V6 (RPO L36 - VIN Code K) engine. These vehicles have a much higher than usual rate of fuel pressure regulator diaphragm leaks. A leak can allow fuel to enter the intake manifold through a vacuum line. In low battery conditions, if the engine does not start when cranked, the fuel from the leaking regulator and a mistimed spark can cause a backfire. The backfire can rupture the intake manifold, causing a loud bang. The rupture of the intake manifold can displace a fuel line, pulling an injector out of place, and causing a fuel leak. If there is an ignition source, a fire can result.

Slow engine cranking and difficulty starting the engine could indicate a low battery. Poor driveability or a check engine light could indicate a fuel pressure regulator leak.

CORRECTION

Dealers are to inspect the engine fuel rail and, if necessary, replace the fuel pressure regulator.

2001 Olds Alero, mystery oil light

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Question From DanDude7000 on 2001 Olds Alero, mystery oil light

Hey Guys,

2001 Oldsmobile Alero V6 coupe, 100k miles.

Last night I was driving back from a restaurant that is just a couple blocks from my house. Just before I got home the red oil warning lamp lit up (the oil-can one, not the 'low oil' one). The car was running fine and did not seem to be overheating. I pulled into my driveway and shut it off. I last changed the oil (lube shop) just about 3k miles ago.

This morning I checked the oil- the level is fine, light/medium brown. I started it up- no warning light. I drove around the block- no warning light or signs of overheating.

I don't know what to do at this point. Everything seems to be fine now, but I'm scared to drive it knowing that whatever caused the prior warning didn't magically fix itself. Could it have been a temporarily clogged oil filter? Faulty warning sensor?

I should mention, about 10k miles ago it was leaking coolant- ended up having the intake manifold gasket replaced. Haven't had any troubles since.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Response From Hammer Time

That is a very serious warning light. It indicates insufficient oil pressure to operate the engine and it shouldn't be driven that way at all. It could be a faulty sensor but the best way to find out is to just replace it.

Response From DanDude7000

Thanks for the help!
Just for clarification, the warning light has not lit up again since that first time. Do you think I should avoid driving it even though the light is not currently on?

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

No, not unless it comes on again which it likely will. You might want to go ahead and change the sender now. It may prevent it from coming back on.

Response From DanDude7000

Cool, will do.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Just FYI - RED warnings mean biz! Shut car OFF! Whether false alarm or not this means instant attention. Check OP manually if needed but if it's intermittent may not show a real problem right then. Pay attention! Whole engine is a stake!

T