I had received a GM recall notice for my 2002 Buick Park Avenue (3.8L engine,
of course). They wanted to replace three fasteners on the composite intake
manifold (since, if the fasteners got loose or failed, then you have leaks and
Since I had no coolant level changes or any visible leaks, I put this off.
Finally, I was taking the Buick to one dealer for other work, so they asked me
if I wanted that recall procedure done. Sure. They also added the coolant
Now that they did it, I want to go in and inspect the job. Anybody know what I
should look for, besides a coolant leak? How would I recognize one fastener