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Dorman - OE Solutions Upper Plastic Intake Manifold, Integrated Gaskets

Part No. 615-178 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:4.6
Gaskets Included:Yes
Material:Plastic

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Dorman - OE SolutionsPlastic
 
4.1

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (27)
  • Durable (11)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Improves engine efficiency (4)

Cons

  • No improvement in performance (13)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (26)
  • Everyday driving (22)
  • Restoration (5)
  • Performance driving (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (8), Casual driver (7), Mechanic (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (15), Auto enthusiast (8), Mechanic (4), Truck enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent OEM replacement part

I installed this Intake Manifold on my 97 Mustang GT with a 4.6L V8. Took the car drag racing two days later and it ran great. Installation was straight forward. Easy to do...Read complete review

I installed this Intake Manifold on my 97 Mustang GT with a 4.6L V8. Took the car drag racing two days later and it ran great. Installation was straight forward. Easy to do with little mechanical experience, only needed regular hand tools and decent torque wrench, and a free weekend. The Mustang started right up after install. Car is running better than ever and will provide me many more years of service. Watched video on Youtube to show me how to install. High quality item made in USA! Only issue I had was the "one size fits all" alternator bracket interfered with the radiator hose slightly and had to be bent by hand to fit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

my experience

This manifold gives a decrease in performance, the orings are leaking after 1 year and no longer available.and just so happen to work only on the dorman manifold so no other company makes them, ...Read complete review

This manifold gives a decrease in performance, the orings are leaking after 1 year and no longer available.and just so happen to work only on the dorman manifold so no other company makes them, DONT LOSE THAT RECIEPT

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy this product again.

By RAS

from South Mills, NC

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

Verified Buyer
Helpful Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic:

    Great replacement part!

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Intake Manifold Replacement

    By The Mechanic

    from GA

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic:

      This part was very easy to install. It fit perfectly in my 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis. Just make sure that you look closely inside of the box when you make the purchase. Some of the boxes don't have all of the screws or the alternator brackets you need. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this product.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      worked like a charm,easy to install

      By Mistaking

      from West Plam Beach

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic:

        came with all the part to install,just make sure you don't throw away anything. Some of the part from the old intake have to be used on the dorman,and a more detailed instructions would be nicegood thing we have the internet

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Exact fit and picked same day

        By Foster

        from Foster

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic:

        Will order again

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Missing Alternator Brackets

        By Rab

        from Memphis TEN

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • No Improvement In Performance

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic:

        The intake fits great until you get to the too Alternator bracket. The old one don't fit and there is not one supplied with the new intake. The bolt patterns are off. The Auto parts stores don't even sale the part. So you have to go to dealer to get the right one. Also BE VERY CAREFUL NIT TO IVER TIGHTEN ABY SCREWS. THIS WILL DAMAGE THE INTAKE AND YOU WILL HAVE TO REPLACE IT ALL OVER AGAIN. ALSO YOU MUST USE THE SCREWS PROVIDED. NO NEED TO KEEP UP
        WITH TGE OLD ONES BECAUSE THEY WONT WORK. Some parts suppliers has the brackets included with the part. Because of the bolt offset on the older style intakes. Makes sure you ask.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        avoid

        By trailhunter

        from chesapeake, VA

        Verified Buyer
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        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic:

        no longer comes with alternator bracket. Dorman does not sell any. need to retrofit OEM.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Product

        By Mike De.

        from Newport NC.

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • No Improvement In Performance

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic:

        Just bought and installed yesterday 10/30/13 SO FAR so good!! I cann't believe this intake couldn't be tweeked to improve power & fuel mileage with little too no modifications and zero changing of other componets!! A big plus for Dorman sales with no increase in their current price.
        Another suggestion is include EVERYTHING needed to complete this job...IE...all gaskets including per your suggestion fuel injector Orings that I had to reuse the old ones because the store was closed and I wanted to finish the job.

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        (10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Dorman intake replacement

        By Brian

        from Wheeling, WV

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic:

          Pretty easy to install on my 98 Lincoln Town Car once I got the "crash bracket" off. Had to remove the windshield wiper assembly, motor box to be able to remove the bracket. Once that was done the manifold went on easy, fit well and the unit came complete with a new thermostat, O-ring, two alternator mount brackets. I recommend to replace the original leaking OEM manifold.

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          (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect replacement part

          By Getmoneymadness

          from Philadelphia, pa

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Plastic

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic:

          Excellent replacement part, only thing was missing from da kit was the two sensors. Do make sure you don't brake your old ones.

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          (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy Replacement

          By jenna

          from saco

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic:

              When I ordered this, I just thought that i was ordering the intake. But, when I got it, and it had the thermostat, and the mounting brackets too, I was pleasantly surprised. Also, the old intake that I was replacing was mostly plastic, and the new one was definitely a lot beefier, and was metal/aluminum. It did not take that long to make the replacement/swap out. I was planning on getting one from the junk yard, but was advised to get something new instead. It was definitely worth the investment.

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              • Q:

                does this manifold come with the injector orings
                Asked on 6/23/2014 by j from schoolcraft, mi

                2 answers

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                  A:

                  Hi J, glad to assist you! Yes, this part should include the O-rings and gaskets for installation.

                  Answered on 6/24/2014 by Steve from AAP
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                  A:

                  Hi J, glad to assist you! Yes, this part should include the O-rings and gaskets for installation.

                  Answered on 6/24/2014 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                I just bought Dorman Intake Manifold for my Mercury Grand Marquis 1999 from Carquest in Montreal Quebec Canada. How come I don't have the alternator brackets and the two shims for the thermostat. The picture shows two mount brackets for alternator and 2 small shims nuts for the thermostat housing
                Asked on 5/14/2014 by Tien from Montreal,Quebec,Canada

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Hi Tien, glad to assist you! For further assistance regarding the Dorman - OE Solutions Upper Plastic Intake Manifold – Integrated Gaskets (Part No. 615-178), please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 5/14/2014 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                I ordered an intake manifold for my 97 crown vic lx, 4.6 L..the manifold fits but the fuel line over the manifold does not..I emailed Dorman and the response was only that the intake was modified and were not aware of this problem..the air flow on top of the manifold are like straight bars but the one i got (615-178) has curves on it..the fuel line close to the 8th cylinder goes over the curve so you cannot connect it..that is best way to describe it...anyone with this problem and how to correct...Dorman suggested find the old style..they wrote that this manifold was modified several months ago..thanks for any help you can offer
                Asked on 12/30/2013 by alex from harlingen, tx

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Alex, for further assistance regarding the Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic (Part No. 615-178), please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 1/2/2014 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                What is the warranty?
                Asked on 12/22/2012 by tjtrahan from Michigan

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This Dorman - OE Solutions Plastic -part# 615-178 has limited life time replacement as warranty. This warranty is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase or any longer warranty period that may be printed on your original sales receipt. In addition, you must be the original purchaser of the part and still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Replacement parts are warranted for 90 days from the date of exchange or the remainder of the warranty period, whichever is longer. Warranty periods may vary from part to part. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 12/22/2012 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                Will this manifold fit a 1995 model with a build date of 09/95?
                Asked on 3/14/2012 by Anonymous from nashville tn

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  In order to check the exact fit application, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                  Answered on 3/15/2012 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                do the nipple at left back corner ,for coolant replaceable????
                Asked on 2/5/2012 by Sir Charles from Marion,Ark.72364

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, it can be replaced. However we do not have this accessory available with us. You can check with the manufacturer - Dorman in this regard.

                  Answered on 2/6/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                Does this part come with the gaskets required?
                Asked on 1/1/2012 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Yes, this Dorman - OE Solutions Engine Intake Manifold (Part No. 615-178) comes with the gasket.

                  Answered on 1/2/2012 by Dennis from AAP
              • Q:

                What material is this made of?
                Asked on 12/3/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This Dorman Engine Intake Manifold is made of Hard plastic.

                  Answered on 12/4/2011 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                will this intake fit a 97 mustang gt?
                Asked on 5/23/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, this part fits your 1997 Ford Mustang GT.

                  Answered on 5/24/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
              • Q:

                is the engine intake manifold hard to install if you are not a mechanic
                Asked on 5/23/2011 by sue from Michigan

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Well this all depends on the skill level of whoever is removing or replacing the part. Some may have a harder time than others who have experience. I would recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                  Answered on 5/24/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
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