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GM valve cover to intake tube recall, does it need to be done? by jjd2296
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My 87 GT has the rubber gasket in place still and I'm not sure if the recall was done, I have to take a look but lets say its not done is it necessary? was this recall just done to deal with the bad press??
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Report this Post10-30-2016 01:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The recall was done to reduce the risk of fire due to no maintenance by owners. I doubt if there are any current Fiero owners that ignore their cars. If you keep your engine reasonably clean, dead leaves off your rear deck, change your oil, and make sure the tubes are in good condition, you don't need to do the recall.

edit: One thing to avoid is opening the rain-soaked rear deck on a hot engine. If you must do that, try to minimize the water falling down on the front exhaust manifold.

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Originally posted by jjd2296:

GM valve cover to intake tube recall, does it need to be done?

My 87 GT has the rubber gasket in place still and I'm not sure if the recall was done, I have to take a look but lets say its not done is it necessary?


What is it you're concerned about... the rubber strip along the front of the decklid, or the PCV routing?

This is what the pre-recall engine bay looked like. If you still have that odd looking snorkel between the throttle-body and air filter canister, then the recall hasn't been done to your Fiero. If it hasn't, I'd get the parts from a wrecked 2.8 Fiero... although it isn't absolutely necessary to do it.

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The valve cover to intake recall was done to eliminate the likelyhood that the connection between the stationary tube on the firewall and the non-stationary engine would separate, discharging oil onto the exhaust. This possibility increased as mounts, torque struts and dogbones wore and suffered reduced function. Along with other parts, the replacement included a different rubber intake tube and a metal tube mounted entirely on the engine so everything moved as 1 unit.
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ok mine definitely doesn't look like that so sound like it was probably done. I cant look at the car right now to confirm as its in storage. thnx
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I'd leave the deck lid weatherstrip in place as it prevents water and leaves from getting in. I installed one on my 87 10 years ago and and nothing bad has happened. I believe that there is a benefit to having it in place and have no idea why GM removed it. As for opening the deck in the rain, I squeegee the drops off with my hand before opening it.

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Yes, PVC was to prevent tearing/pulling the hoses to FW tube. I think This was main issue for V6.
even when owners clean the engine bay, Enough oil can get inside the PVC tubes even on new engines.

Plastic "seal" on front of lid was remove on many...
Removing was supposed to help airflow.
Depending where you parked... seal w/ lid close can carry a lot of crap and dump to exhaust parts when open. Cars parked near or under trees, worse are Pines, the seal can store leaves/seeds/needles and many don't check before opening the lid.
Crap can get in the bay when close w/o the seal but more falls straight down along the FW away from exhaust manifold.

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Originally posted by theogre:

Yes, PVC was to prevent tearing/pulling the hoses to FW tube. I think This was main issue for V6.
even when owners clean the engine bay, Enough oil can get inside the PVC tubes even on new engines.

Plastic "seal" on front of lid was remove on many...
Removing was supposed to help airflow.
Depending where you parked... seal w/ lid close can carry a lot of crap and dump to exhaust parts when open. Cars parked near or under trees, worse are Pines, the seal can store leaves/seeds/needles and many don't check before opening the lid.
Crap can get in the bay when close w/o the seal but more falls straight down along the FW away from exhaust manifold.



Must disagree. The deck lid seal extends the effective length of the deck. Anything laying on the deck will be pushed father back away from the manifold when the deck opens. It's also better in a rain storm as it seals the front of the deck lid and prevents water entry. I wish that someone would make deck lids seals so that I could add them to all of my Fieros. Ten years on my 87GT and no negative results.

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

I wish that someone would make deck lids seals so that I could add them to all of my Fieros.


Dennis, we had a good discussion... and a solution... Here... with references to This thread... but nobody ran with it.

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