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Broken OPSU

This is a discussion on Broken OPSU within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'm just curious as to what breaks these when pulling the intake manifold. I pulled my intake yesterday and found ...

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    Broken OPSU

    I'm just curious as to what breaks these when pulling the intake manifold. I pulled my intake yesterday and found it broken. I just don't want to repeat it when I put it back together today.

    I can see where tilting it too far back can do it as well as possibly the break booster vacuum hose.

    Thanks in advance.

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    the many heat cycles makes the plastic brittle.
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    No doubt about that (I'm at 359,000 miles and it was the first time I've yanked the intake. I was just careful putting things back together.
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