How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask david craig Your Own Question
david craig
david craig,
Category: Pontiac
Satisfied Customers: 3787
Experience:  owner/mechanic at 3D Automotive
Type Your Pontiac Question Here...
david craig is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I just installed lower intake manifold 94 grand am 3.1. New

This answer was rated:

hello- I just installed lower intake manifold 94 grand am 3.1. New gaskets and bolts. I misread specs and torqued 4 upright long center bolts to 18ft lbs thinking they had the same reading as the upper intake bolts. They should have been 110 inch lbs. Now what do you think and how bad is it and what should I do Thank you charles

Hi Im David , you need to take it back apart or the intake manifold will without a doubt crack.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hi ***** have to replace bolts or gaskets? Have the bolts stretched? Thank You charles

even though they are not torque to yield bolts, I always recommend replacement

david craig and 5 other Pontiac Specialists are ready to help you

please accept the answer and leave a 5 star rating for me if you were satisfied with my assistance. just remember, by accepting the answer and leaving a rating doesnt mean we are done. im here to help you until the vehicle is fixed.