I can only dream...but WOW! Very NICE! That interior is a show stopper and the lines on these cars are beyond perfect! Okay I'm done ...have to remember this is a LS forum but yeah if I ever fell into some money this would be a First choice for me hands down!
I had one on my 2004 for about a year before I traded it (due to AC expansion valve failure). I had no problems with it. I think it was going to last at least a few years, but I don't know that for a fact personally. I think it may have been a little thinner than the Motorcraft one, but not much. It does not have the hoses.
Here's the listing for it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EIUMWL2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I purchased it in December of 2019, expected that I would soon need it for my 2006. I traded the 2006 early this year due to finding a good deal on its replacement.
I'll sell it for $30 plus UPS ground shipping to your address.
...From what I’m reading the only way that is possible would be head gasket or intake gasket but my car runs great. ...
...I’m starting to wonder about the oil cooler I didn’t have that on my first gen and wondering if oil could be getting into my coolant system thru there? If that’s even possible. If so should I replace the whole unit or is there a gasket or seal to replace. ...
...Also no matter how I drain the coolant I only seem to get about a gallon or gallon and a half to come out and go back in. Car is sitting level or with rear slightly raised and that’s just all that comes out. I know I should have almost 3 gallons in there so I’m wondering where the rest is sitting or hiding. ...
There's no way it would be an intake gasket. The intake does not have any oil or coolant running through it. The intake gaskets only seal air.
It could be a head gasket (more accurately, it really would be a warped head or block, not so much a gasket failure), but that is really rare on the V8. Someone would have to ignore a lot of overheating for it to get to that point.
Yes, it could be the oil-to-water cooler. A few of those have failed and spread oil into the coolant. No, it would not be any gasket. It would have to be internal failure of the cooler. The only reasonable solutions are to replace it, or to remove it and put the non-cooler oil filter adapter screw in.
I'm afraid that's pretty normal. The rest is hiding in the engine block. You might be able to suck more out with a shop vac, but you might have to remove the water pump to do that.
Building an ARK yet Joe?
Any chance the *two 3W4Z-9E498-BA EGR vacuum connector tube assemblies, one used and one new in sealed original package* are available or possibly anything else on your list of LS goodies? Wish you the very Best. Your service to the LS community has been an honor.Is anyone here interested in a trip down (or up?) to Gulfport, MS to get any or all of the items below? They are taking up space that I could better use.
Factory AC compressor - well used and needs scroll control valve seal.
Left and Right gen II halogen headlights. All bulbs good and the lenses are clear (professionally refinished) but the clear coat UV protection is bubbling/peeling.
gen II driver's side mirror. This is from a junkyard, so I don't know if everything works or not.
gen II floor console cup holder section. It's is rough shape, but it has a working parking brake switch.
6W4Z-6038-BA motor mount, new in unopened box.
Rear brake caliper bracket and some hardware, used
3W4T-2C496-AC electronic module for gen II parking brake, from junkyard, so I don't know if it works.
gen II message center buttons, used.
A couple of gen II memory mirror motor assemblies, untested.
Uncut, unprogrammed gen II all-in-one key and fob
two 3W4Z-9E498-BA EGR vacuum connector tube assemblies, one used and one new in sealed original package
Well used gen II water pump - working with no signs of corrosion or plastic problems.
New in box URO degas bottle (Jaguar part, fits LS with no issues)
New Motorcraft fuel filter
New in sealed package 2W9Z-8507-CA gen II water pump gasket
3W4T-15T850-AF rear park assist electronic module, from junkyard so don't know if it works
3W4T-15K859-BA rear park assist radar module, from junkyard so don't know if it works
5W4T-18C808-AB sub amp, working
Some seat belt buckles
Passenger side mirror glass
Two new in sealed packages throttle body to throttle body adapter gaskets
Motorcraft BRCK-5060-A caliper kit, new sealed packages
StopTech 950.61503 SS Brake Line Kit for LS - new and in package
three assorted door handle cables
Cruise control buttons, working
Steering wheel radio buttons, working
Side defrost vent
Brake pedal cover
Idler and tensioner pulleys, used but working
New lower radiator hose (V8 with oil cooler)
2004 LS factory shop manuals.
Complete front gen II shock and spring assembly, well used (spring good, shock worn)
Front gen II spring and plastic seat, used but good.
And, some small assorted stuff.
I can take and post pictures if anyone is seriously interested. Price: Make an offer...
I threw almost everything out, as there were no takers. I do find something I missed every now and them, and dispose of that too. The last victim was a hood struct. Anyway, I'll check on the vacuum tubes. They may have been small enough that I kept them in the parts bin.Any chance the *two 3W4Z-9E498-BA EGR vacuum connector tube assemblies, one used and one new in sealed original package* are available or possibly anything else on your list of LS goodies? Wish you the very Best. Your service to the LS community has been an honor.