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Old 02-06-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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I got a 2000gt. I have leak on my thermostat housing. I replaced the gasket and still leaks. My mechanic says its prolly warped or cracked. I couldn't find a crack no where. So Im guessing its warped. Is there anyway to fix this without having to buy an intake manifold?
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Unfortunatly not...most 99 to 02 lower intakes are plastic and the journals are plastic. After 02 ford went with the upgrade intake. PI makes a plastic lower intake with aluminum journals for relatively cheap. Check Americanmuscle.com if you havent already.
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So after 02 they're a pi? U know how much more hp they r than the one i got?
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So after 02 they're a pi? U know how much more hp they r than the one i got?
99-2004 are all PI motors!.. Where exactly is your leak coming from?...
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Top of the thermostat housing and where the coolant goes n. So 99-04 are pi intakes not 99-02?

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Top of the thermostat housing and where the coolant goes n. So 99-04 are pi intakes not 99-02?
Am I seeing this right??... Is your thermostat sitting in a plastic part of your manifold?... If so then that's bit of a new one to me!.. And I can see how they are saying it might be warped!.. I know on my car (2004 GT) that part is metal!..
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Am I seeing this right??... Is your thermostat sitting in a plastic part of your manifold?... If so then that's bit of a new one to me!.. And I can see how they are saying it might be warped!.. I know on my car (2004 GT) that part is metal!..
Yea the thermostat housing is part of the intake manifold. When i look at the intakes online all of them say 99-04 so i thought they all were the same.
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Well you've got a PI motor so any PI intake will work!.. So if it is warped and you need to replace it then your good on that!.. Personally if I were you and I had a couple extra bucks, I would get an after market one from like Edelbrock or some thing!.. And pick up a couple extra ponies, and get a manifold that won't warp on ya!.. If not I know AM and Jegs sells direct factory replacement ones like what I've got for just over a hundred bucks!..
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Yea that's what i was trying to avoid. If i have to get one i found a typhoon i like. But the kenny bell supercharger Im gona gets sit where the intake is. And i didn't want to spend that money just to take it right back off. Know what Im saying? Is there any type of silicone i could try or something?
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Yea that's what i was trying to avoid. If i have to get one i found a typhoon i like. But the kenny bell supercharger Im gona gets sit where the intake is. And i didn't want to spend that money just to take it right back off. Know what Im saying? Is there any type of silicone i could try or something?
Use another gasket or a waterproof gasket maker!.. Not sure if I would personally do that though!.. How soon are you planning on getting that KB?..
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Hopefully n a few months
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Hopefully n a few months
I'm envious!.. Lol

Try some gasket maker in the time being!... If it's still leaking then you just might have to get another manifold, or park it till you get that KB!..
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I'm envious!.. Lol

Try some gasket maker in the time being!... If it's still leaking then you just might have to get another manifold, or park it till you get that KB!..
Lol. Thanks what's a good gasket maker? I may end up with that typhoon and just sale it to get some money back... Decisions decisions
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Lol. Thanks what's a good gasket maker? I may end up with that typhoon and just sale it to get some money back... Decisions decisions
I can't really think of a brand off hand right now!.. But you can get a tube of it for like $5 at AutoZone!...
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Lol. Thanks what's a good gasket maker? I may end up with that typhoon and just sale it to get some money back... Decisions decisions
I may buy It off you if you go that route
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I may buy It off you if you go that route
Ok if i do ill post it for sale on here. Its 430 New ill prolly sale for 300+shipping. I gotta sale some of my old audio before i can get it. Im gonna try that sealant first cause its the cheapest way. I don't want to dip into my kb sc fund for it. Ill keep y'all posted though.
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Sealant isn't gonna work. Its a waste of time. You can tell a pi motor if it has a pi intake...which is plastic and aluminum. My 99 was not a pi motor...the lower intake was JUST plastic and i had the same issue! Nothing will work! You have to bite the bullet and buy a new one.
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Ivery been told several diff things like mine is pi...then its now. I know its pi heads and whatnot but I've never messed with the intake. The one they sale that says pi is it alum ? Will it give me any extra hp?

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Mine is a 00 gt. Its a pi motor so y wouldn't it have the pi intake? I've seen 04 gt with the plastic intakes
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Ivery been told several diff things like mine is pi...then its now. I know its pi heads and whatnot but I've never messed with the intake. The one they sale that says pi is it alum ? Will it give me any extra hp?

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Mine is a 00 gt. Its a pi motor so y wouldn't it have the pi intake? I've seen 04 gt with the plastic intakes
A PI motor has a PI intake!.. A non PI intake will not fit a PI motor!.. The only difference being the cross over for the coolant on the older PI intakes!..
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Well the 2000 gt is the pi motor

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I was doin a pi head swap and when they got mine apart it had pi heads. My bro bought the car New and i bought it off him(he had money problem) and he didn't do a swap
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Well the 2000 gt is the pi motor
99-04 GT all are PI motors ( End Of Story ) but 99-early 01 GT had an all plastic intake manifold. Late 01-04 GT had a plastic intake also, but it had aluminum coolant journals, and a different alternator bracket. The 99-01 intakes are very cheap and sooner or later they will either crack or warp at the thermostat housing. Buy a new one it's easy to do yourself it's about $200 or less. Remember though if you do buy a new intake manifold to get the alternator bracket that fits it.

Here is American muscles page for it. Read there info on it, it's the same as mine.

http://www.americanmuscle.com/intake-manifold.html
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99-04 GT all are PI motors ( End Of Story ) but 99-early 01 GT had an all plastic intake manifold. Late 01-04 GT had a plastic intake also, but it had aluminum coolant journals, and a different alternator bracket. The 99-01 intakes are very cheap and sooner or later they will either crack or warp at the thermostat housing. Buy a new one it's easy to do yourself it's about $200 or less. Remember though if you do buy a new intake manifold to get the alternator bracket that fits it.

Here is American muscles page for it. Read there info on it, it's the same as mine.

http://www.americanmuscle.com/intake-manifold.html
Thank u. That's what i thought.
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