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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
THIS IS VERY COMMEN IN FACT JUST ABOUT EVERY SINGLE 3.1AND 3.4 AND 3.8 EVER MADE BY CHEVY LEAKS AT THE LOWER INTAKE ALL OF THEM AND USEALLY STARTS AT ABOUT 50000 MILES THE PARTS COST ABOUT 300.00 AT THE DEALER FOR NEW GASKETS AND COOLENT AND SEALENT ALL THE PARTS YOU WILL NEED THE PROBLEM IS ITS ABOUT A SIX HOUR JOB SO THE LABOR KILLS YA BUT IT IS ALOT OF WORK BUT THE GOOD PART IS THERE IS NO NEED TO REMOVE THE PUSH RODS ON A 3.8 LIKE YOU DO ON A 3.4 I CAN GIVE YOU THE STEPS IF YOU LIKE BUT THIS JOB IS BEST TO SEND TO A MECHANIC AS IT HAS A LOT OF LITTLE THINGS THAT MUST BE DONE OR YOU CAN MAKE A BIGGER MESS THEN YOU GOT ALREADY... HOPE THIS WAS HELP FULL LET ME NO IF YOU NEED MORE INFO
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
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Posted on May 31, 2009
SOURCE: intake manifold gasket / replace
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.
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.
Fig. Lower intake manifold bolt torque sequence-3.8L (VIN K) engine
Upper Intake Manifold (Plenum)
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.
Fig. Upper intake manifold and bolt torque sequence-3.8L (VIN K) engine
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
it is a great deal of work. The molded gaskets breakdown with time. You'll want to change the two 90 degree elbows as well - they are available from a dealer for a reasonable price. Also, the blower gasket is likely shrunk up and /or blown out. And you might as well replace the valve cover gaskets too as they leak oil as they breakdown with heat and time.
I did all of this on mine. Even as a professional, it took me a good 6 hours.
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
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