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Old 20 Jun 2016, 09:26 am
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Default High milage cars- How's the plastic intake manifold holding up?

Are the plastic intake manifolds on these cars good for the long haul?
Are they cracking with age?
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Old 20 Jun 2016, 12:12 pm
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Default Re: High milage cars- How's the plastic intake manifold holding up?

Have not heard of any intake manifold issues - some leaking intake gasket issues, yes, but no manifold issues.
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Default Re: High milage cars- How's the plastic intake manifold holding up?

Perhaps the fasteners (threaded incert) in the lower intake are starting to become a noticeable concern?
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Old 10 Jul 2016, 03:34 pm
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Default Re: High milage cars- How's the plastic intake manifold holding up?

Mine apparently has a split right down the side. However, I have just had the headgasket replaced, and a new radiator. So I am guessing it all went the same time. About to have the manifold done

Car mileage on mine is near 120,000
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Old 10 Jul 2016, 03:39 pm
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208,000 alls good.......
But now she's parked the rear axle hanger broke
can't find a a replacement. ...
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Default Re: High milage cars- How's the plastic intake manifold holding up?

Mine is a 2001 LE with 109,000 miles. As far as age, it's holding up with no problems.
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 06:48 pm
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Default Re: High milage cars- How's the plastic intake manifold holding up?

at 276,000 miles, my plastic intake is PERFECT!!

the valve cover though was baked on to the point of no removal. I sold the exhaust cam to someone on here and in order to get the valve cover off, i broke it into quite a few pieces. i was reeeealllly trying to not be a butcher but it literally broke into six or seven pieces.
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 11:52 pm
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Default Re: High milage cars- How's the plastic intake manifold holding up?

Better than the plastic dashboard.
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Old 12 Jul 2016, 07:41 am
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Default Re: High milage cars- How's the plastic intake manifold holding up?

I have heard of someone on FB that said they had a hole in theirs. Turbo model. The guy with the dash, the black dash seems to hold up fine.
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Old 12 Jul 2016, 07:57 am
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Default Re: High milage cars- How's the plastic intake manifold holding up?

I've had the intake off of both my 2001 Limited and my 2005 GT multiple times. And I've remove several on salvage vehicles. There's never been an issue. These seem to be made out of good material. Plus, I've always used a torque wrench during re-installation and there's been no problem with the inserts.
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