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Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic

Part No. 615-180 Warranty  
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Our Intake Manifold includes all the essential components for a full repair. Since this part is a direct replacement, the exact fit adds another layer of efficiency and convenience.

Product Features:
  • Re-engineered by Dorman with heat-resistant molding to reduce both warping and coolant leaks (where applicable)
  • Some manifolds feature a reinforced aluminum coolant crossover to eliminate corrosion and vibration (where applicable)
  • Reinforced EGR and coolant passage walls for increased manifold durability (where applicable)
  • Torque specifications & bolt tightening sequence are provided for easier installation (where applicable)
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Color:Black
Engine:3.8
Gaskets Included:Yes
Material:Plastic

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Dorman - OE SolutionsIntake Manifold
 
4.4

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (24)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Durable (13)
  • Improves engine efficiency (12)
  • Increases power (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (19)
    • Everyday driving (14)
    • Restoration (4)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (8), Auto enthusiast (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (10), Mechanic (9), Auto enthusiast (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Dorman 3.8L Gm Intake manifold

    The Dorman intake manifold was easy to replace. The OEM intake emanifolds are known to melt the opening for the EGR stovepipe and leak coolant from this location. The Dorman product comes with a...Read complete review

    The Dorman intake manifold was easy to replace. The OEM intake emanifolds are known to melt the opening for the EGR stovepipe and leak coolant from this location. The Dorman product comes with a new replacement stovepipe tube that doesn't make any contact with the intake manifold and is also easily installed. The instructions give you the exact torque specifications and order of tightening the manifold bolts. I reccomend replacing the lower intake gaskets and the Valve cover gaskets while you have everthing else apart. There is simply just more room to do so and it will only cost you an extra $100 to do and is not that difficult do either.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ok but quality could be better

    Product work fine for a good price only fault was the quality could be a little better, o-rings for injectors were junk. I had to purchase good quality ones seperately. Also mounting surface...Read complete review

    Product work fine for a good price only fault was the quality could be a little better, o-rings for injectors were junk. I had to purchase good quality ones seperately. Also mounting surface was a little rough i had to doctor it up a little

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    4.0

    good product fit well

    By pappy

    from st. paris oh.

    About Me Mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intake Manifold:

      The product is easy to install but it should include the torque spec. and tightening sequence of the bolts.

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      5.0

      Well done!

      By Brad

      from Venetia, PA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency
      • Increases Power
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intake Manifold:

          I found the intake leaking after a no start condition on my 96 Park Ave. Turns out the coolant was making it's way into the cylinders and not allowing the plugs to fire. I thought this would be a serious pain to change but it only took 3 hours total including the lower intake gaskets and new coolant elbow.

          Better quality than the OEM.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          works great!

          By boosie

          from Severn MD

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intake Manifold:

            O.E. will crack at the egr tube causing possible engine damage. When this kit is installed the problem is corrected..

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            5.0

            It works so its good!

            By Rich

            from West Bend, Wi.

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intake Manifold:

              The part comes with the associated gaskets, orings etc. which is easier than sourcing item by item. Everything was included for quick install.

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              4.0

              Nice complete kit

              By The good son

              from Fenton, mo

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intake Manifold:

                All of the parts were of good quality but there were no instructions for some of the replacement pieces that aren't covered in the repair manual. So far so good though. Everything lined up and fit perfect.

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                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                good product

                By joe

                from annapolis md

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                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intake Manifold:

                    worked well everything needed was in kit

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                    (9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best investment on a leaky 3.8L

                    By RB

                    from Houston, Tx

                    About Me Casual Driver, Experienced "shade-tree"

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 2

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Improves Engine Efficiency
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Fit

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement
                    • Restoration

                    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intake Manifold:

                    Installation was relatively easy. Pull the fuel lines, disconnect all the various electrical plugs, pull the injector manifold, pull the intake bolts, wrestle with the throttle body nuts (two of them are a bit tough to get to)then put the included gasket on the replacement intake, put the rest of the assorted parts together on the intake (watch the plastic internal tube). Be sure to clean the surface where it is going. Don't get gunk in the injector holes. Take the opportunity to inspect and replace or clean the injectors. Put it all back together and torque it based on the instructions. You will need to beg, rent or borrow an INCH/Pound torque wrench. 15 ft/lb is about 85 in/lb, but it's NOT the same! Torque on this is very important, you don't want to break any part of it 'cause cracks will make your car run VERY poorly. All-in-all, well worth the time and money. Only took about an hour and got rid of the intake leak.

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                    (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Exact requirement and satisfaction

                    By Ronnie Gobble the new guy

                    from Cleveland, N. C.

                    About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Improves Engine Efficiency
                    • Increases Power
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving
                      • Replacement

                      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intake Manifold:

                      These products used for my personal vehicles, and I am the machanic for them. This is the second vechicle I have done and very pleased with the products, as compared to the very expensive dealer identical items.

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                      (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      awesome product easy install

                      By JB

                      from Lakelnd Fl

                      About Me Casual Driver

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 4

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Driving

                        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intake Manifold:

                        had antifreeze consumption from seals at throlebody

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                        (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Easy to Install, but

                        By paulfhme

                        from Columbia, SC

                        Verified Buyer
                        Helpful Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Install

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intake Manifold:

                            Not too bad to replace. The furnished O-rings for the bottom of the fuel injectors are the wrong size and has been noted on others peoples comments.

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                            7 Questions | 18 Answers
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                            • Q:

                              I torqued this item according to the instructions. Numbers 5 and 10 (according to the torque sequence page included with the intake) crushed and split the plastic before reaching 75 inch pounds. All others torqued just fine to 89 inch pounds without any damage at all. Anyone else have this problem or heard of someone else having the same problem?
                              Asked on 2/20/2014 by bman

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi Bman! I am sorry to hear that. I just checked the feedback and reviews for this part from our customers and do not see any similar complaint. I would recommend that you check with the nearest Advance store and one of our representatives would be glad to assist you further.

                                Answered on 2/28/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                            • Q:

                              My 1997 Grand Prix has a leak that causes water to pool in the intake vally is failure of this part the reason for this? (not in the oil)
                              Asked on 5/15/2011 by Bob from Colorado Springs, CO

                              1 answer

                              • A:

                                I'm answering my own question, and it is yes. I just changed it and the old part had a hole in it.

                                Answered on 5/26/2011 by Bob from Colorado Springs, Co
                            • Q:

                              the leakage from this part ,cause water to get in your oil
                              Asked on 8/8/2010 by ed from sanford,n.c.

                              6 answers

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                On some vehicles, there is a small chance that it could, but for further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                                Answered on 8/9/2010 by Mike from AAP
                              • A:

                                The OEM manifold, or "upper plenum" has an EGR passage which allows some exhaust gases to be recirculated for emission control purposes. Over time, the heat causes the passage to distort, eventually burning or cracking through to the adjacent cooling passage. When this occurs, coolant enters the intake ports, causing at the least white steam from the exhaust, and at worst, catastrophic engine failure due to lost oil pressure. The new aftermarket version has a metal tube that shrouds the EGR passage and prevents the heat damage.

                                Answered on 11/20/2010 by Malibusscloneman from Celestine,IN
                              • A:

                                yes

                                Answered on 2/12/2011 by bill from nc
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                Leakage from this part should not cause water in you oil. Sounds like a head gasket to me.

                                Answered on 8/22/2010 by Tim from Spring TX
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                yes it can if cracked by the throttle body there is a water passage there

                                Answered on 9/19/2010 by moparman from cleveland mo
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                yes

                                Answered on 9/21/2010 by schmuck from clio MI.
                            • Q:

                              do the o rings for the injectors come with this since i have to remove the fuel rail and injectors out to change the manifold
                              Asked on 7/27/2010 by ralph from binghamton, ny

                              2 answers

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                No the injector o-rings do not come with this manifold.

                                Answered on 7/27/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                              • A:

                                Yes

                                Answered on 5/26/2011 by Bob from Colorado Springs, CO
                            • Q:

                              Does this product also include the lower intake gaskets and seals
                              Asked on 7/20/2010 by Anonymous

                              2 answers

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Includes PCV valve retainer, plastic vacuum manifold, and all gaskets and O-rings needed for installation. NOTE: Certain 1995 models require PCV Cover Kit OE# 17113138, AC Delco # CV892Kit.

                                Answered on 7/21/2010 by Mike from AAP
                              • A:

                                no they are a diffrent set. trust me i went threw this and the lower ones( intake gaskets) have to be ordered also and if you do not replace them you will regret it later. the pepboys site has the same set up same part number and they tell you.I always buy my parts here but i do check out the prices on the outher sites, cost is the same but you have to pick it up at the store.hope this helped.

                                Answered on 7/17/2012 by GEC from DELAWARE
                            • Q:

                              My OEM manifold got a hole in it and leaked. I am looking for an aftermarket manifold that will correct this problem so that I will not have this problem again. Will this one do that?
                              Asked on 6/29/2010 by Scott from Keystone Heights, Florida

                              4 answers

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Yes this should correct your problem of having a hole.

                                Answered on 6/30/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                              • A:

                                my oem was changed at 76000 miles now at 15000 miles guess what hole in same place right above egr tube

                                Answered on 1/1/2011 by bill from nc
                              • A:

                                it will leak again mine is and needs to be replaced 2nd time

                                Answered on 1/1/2011 by bill from nc
                              • A:

                                you will have the same thing happen i replaced 2 and finnaly got the new one gm come out with it has a metal sleeve in it stop burnig the hole in it were the egr tube goes in it

                                Answered on 2/12/2011 by bill from nc
                            • Q:

                              Is this part plastic like the stock oem part or steel?
                              Asked on 5/9/2010 by bryan from pomeroy ohio

                              2 answers

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Yes it is made of plastic.

                                Answered on 5/10/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                              • A:

                                it is plastic but it is suppose to be "better" and not have the same failure problem

                                Answered on 7/27/2010 by Nick the duck from fl
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