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drphilsauto

Anyone here experience Intake Plenum Explosion on a GM 3.8 L?

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Just curious if anyone else has run across a GM 3.8 naturally asperartated engine...where the plastic plenum has turned into shrapnel. I came across the car in this condition after the customer said they tried to jump start a very weak battery.

 

After cranking the engine a few times the plenum exploded after a huge backfire in the intake.

 

She was very lucky the car did not catch on fire as a result

 

Doing a quick Google search on the condition resulted in other cases like this, when owners tried to jump start their cars in this manner. The destruction of the type of backfire is beyond belief. I wish I would have took pics of it.

 

Anyone else with similar experience?

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