Gen2 3.9L V8 - Intake Manifold Gasket Index

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  1. rgorke

    rgorke Well-Known LVC Member

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    Winner, winner, Chicken dinner!!!

    I got everything cleaned up all nice and cleaned up like. With no torque numbers, I went conservative with 75 in/lbs for the torx screws on the new gaskets.

    I put everything back together (nearly forgot to tighten the EGR tube), refilled coolant , started it up and ran horrible (during my coolant system bleed process). After I finally found my OBD reader, my short term fuel trims were +25. Then my CEL comes on, I read the codes and cylinders 2 and 6 injectors aren’t connected. Of course the clips have deteriorated and they don’t click on and came undone. As soon as I reconnected them and restart the car, she purrs like a kitten!!!!

    Here’s a picture of the fuel trims and some assembly pics.

    The real test will be tomorrow morning on first cold start.

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    • rgorke

      rgorke Well-Known LVC Member

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      Morning date!!! All is good!!!

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      joegr Dedicated LVC Member

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      Well, that's good news...
       
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      • GreyWisent

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        Congrats! Happy to see the combined knowledge of this forum go to work so quickly (and happier that there's one less problem out there in the world).

        Off-topic: Is that a snap-on wrench I see there?!? Someone's rich ... or professional. :D
        "How to deal with this?" All of my right bank injector clips have broken off; somehow the left are fine. I don't think I can fix that and I don't want to replace the connectors unless they actually give me issues. Is there a way to repair the clips? Do you just tape them in place?
         
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        • rgorke

          rgorke Well-Known LVC Member

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          Thanks, this forum has saved me $1000's of dollars and much frustration...also helped me learn a significant amount about my car. I can also answer the question, "Do I really need OEM Motorcraft cooling system parts?" with tremendous expertise!!!

          Yes, Snap on!...Rich, NO!...Professional, well not in the auto or mechanic world. LOL I was tired of using cheap tools that wouldn't work quite right and break or fall apart. I have only bought 1 socket off a truck at retail. Most, if not all, of my purchases have been off ebay after great hand wringing on getting as good a price as I could. Also, I got a significant amount of tools from my dad. And, finally, Snap On has spectacular customer service and look cool in the drawer! (see picture).

          In terms of the fuel injectors, I have wondered the same thing. I don't tape them, maybe I should...I just push them on. I think only 1 or two of my clips, click.

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          • cammerfe

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            As an alternative, it's possible to fit an all-aluminum intake manifold-(one piece)- sourced from Aston Martin. Last I looked they cost about $5000.00o_O

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