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1995-2004 GM 3.8L VIN K Engines
Revised Upper Intake Manifold Gasket
The AERA Technical Committee offers the following information regarding a revised upper intake manifold for 1995-2004 GM 3.8L VIN K engines. Engines manufactured for the 2005 model year include the revised gasket.
With the recent availability of these new kits it provides the dealer with a much greater ability to get exactly what is necessary for a correct repair. Previously, parts may not have been updated to a more robust design for greater durability.
Part Number Item Name Includes
89017272 Upper Intake Manifold Upper Intake Manifold & Throttle Body
89017554 Upper Intake Gasket Kit Upper to Lower Intake Manifold Gasket,
Throttle Body Gasket and PCV Draft Tube
89017274 PCV Kit PCV Valve, PCV Valve Cover, O Ring
or 17113515 Seals & PVC Spring
12580920 Upper Intake Manifold Upper Intake Manifold Gasket
NOTE: Engines manufactured for 2005 model year include the revised gasket.