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Excessive Oil consumption, 1995 Bonneville Vin K 3.8

Replaced lower intake gaskets, while doing so I observed puddles of oil on top of lower intake manifold. While installing 2 bolts under plenum I added Permatex #2, new upper intake gaskets and new plenum. Vehicle Still uses a quart after 250 miles. PCV is suspect, since the engine is a 99 but I have re installed all the 95 components. PCV is in a compartment of the plastic plenum, but no external vacuum line is connected... wondering if there should be,, how does PCV vent without external Vacuum line?
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  • John Holt Sr Mar 12, 2009

    I will be looking at the tube inside under the plenum, I believe it is misdirected, or not connected to the pcv compartment..

    thanks emissionwiz!!

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    I have a 2000 bonneville 1qt 450 miles can anyone offer the answer

  • John Holt Sr Oct 01, 2009

    Sorry for such a long delay in responding, but for closures sake,, the 'O' ring on the PCV valve was petrified, so I changed the whole PCV and intalled a new 'O' ring and the problem of excessive oil consumption is solved. Its been a few months and the oil stays in the crankcase now.

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The PCV valve gets it's vacuum from the plenum itself. Some 3.8L have different types of connections on the top of the valve (electrical or mechanical), but none have a vacuum line on them.

If you replaced the lower intake gaskets, it is very likely they crushed around the intake bolts. This will cause oil to leak into the intake and pool in the recesses of the lower intake. You are also likely to be leaking anti-freeze.

This is a very common problem with OEM gaskets. After market gaskets made by Fel-Pro have metal rings in them specially to stop this problem. They are available at NAPA and other stores.

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U need o repair the pcv vacuum source it is the cause of the oil consumption, which is excessive crankcase pressure.

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    • Upper intake manifold.
  7. Inspect for leaks.
Lower Intake Manifold (W/ Supercharger) To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the supercharger.
  4. Remove the thermostat housing.
  5. Remove the EGR pipe at the intake manifold.
  6. Disconnect the electrical connection at the temperature sensor.
  7. Remove the intake manifold and gaskets.
NOTE: The coolant bypass tube will release from the intake manifold when the manifold is removed.
To Install:
  1. Clean the gasket sealing surfaces.
  2. Install the intake manifold gaskets.
  3. Align the coolant bypass tube with the opening in the intake manifold and install the manifold. Tighten the bolts to 11 lb ft (15 Nm).
  4. Install the electrical connector to the temperature sensor.
  5. Install the EGR pipe to the intake manifold.
  6. Install the thermostat housing.
  7. Install the supercharger.
  8. Fill the cooling system.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

Aug 05, 2010 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Intake manifold gasket / replace


3.8L Engine

NOTE The 3.8L (VIN K) non-supercharged engine uses a two-piece intake manifold consisting of an upper air plenum which mounts the throttle body and a lower intake manifold assembly which houses the fuel injectors. The 3.8L (VIN 1) supercharged engine uses a similar lower intake manifold. The supercharger serves as the upper manifold.
Lower Manifold

NOTE Two bolts which fasten the lower intake manifold to the cylinder head are accessible only after the upper intake manifold is removed. These bolts are located in the right front and left rear corners of the lower intake manifold. Remove the upper intake manifold to service the lower intake.
The 3.8L (VIN 1) supercharged engine uses a manifold similar to the 3.8L (VIN K), but the supercharger serves as the upper manifold.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On 3.8L (VIN 1) engines, remove the supercharger assembly. Please see the procedure in this section.
  3. Remove the upper intake manifold using the procedure above.
  4. Remove the EGR outlet pipe from the intake manifold.
  5. Detach the engine coolant temperature sensor wiring harness from the sensor.
  6. Remove the lower intake manifold bolts and carefully lift off the manifold.

To install:


0900c15280269f1b.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Lower intake manifold bolt torque sequence-3.8L (VIN K) engine
  1. Clean all parts well with degreaser, especially the gasket seal surfaces on the upper and lower manifold pieces and between the lower manifold and the cylinder heads..
  2. Install new gaskets to the cylinder heads and new seals to the engine block. Carefully lower the manifold into place. Apply thread-locking compound to the bolt threads. Make sure to install the two hidden bolts in the lower intake manifold. Hand start all bolts, then torque evenly to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm). Follow the toque sequence, starting in the center, then working outwards in a circle.
  3. Install the remaining components in the reverse order of the removal process.

Upper Intake Manifold (Plenum)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On 3.8L (VIN 1) engines, remove the supercharger assembly. Please see the procedure in this section.
  3. Tag for identification, then remove the right side spark plug wires.
  4. Disconnect the ignition wires from the fuel rail.
  5. Remove the fuel rail. Please see Section 5.
  6. Remove the cable bracket from the intake manifold.
  7. Remove the throttle body.


NOTE Two bolts which fasten the lower intake manifold to the cylinder head are accessible are accessible only after the upper intake manifold is removed. These bolts are located in the right front and left rear corners of the lower intake manifold.
  1. Remove the upper intake manifold bolts and carefully lift the upper intake manifold from the engine.



0900c15280269f1c.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Upper intake manifold and bolt torque sequence-3.8L (VIN K) engine
To install:
  1. Clean all parts well with degreaser, especially the gasket seal surfaces on the upper and lower manifold pieces.
  2. Install new gaskets to the cylinder heads and new seals to the engine block. Carefully lower the manifold into place. Make sure to install the two hidden bolts in the lower intake manifold. Hand start all bolts, then torque evenly to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm). Follow the torque sequence, starting in the center, then working outwards in a circle.
  3. Install the remaining components in the reverse order of the removal process.

Sep 11, 2009 | 1999 Buick Regal

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