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Old 08-08-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Broken intake manifold

So today after a short drive I noticed I was leaking coolant took the car back home and found out it was leaking from under the intake manifold under the thermostat housing.

I have a few questions
I'm checking to see if anyone else has had this problem?
And how long it took to replace the intake manifold?
And would you recommend getting a metal upgraded one or?
And anyone who has upgraded to a different intake manifold what kind did you get and any increase in power or throttle response?

Thanks already everyone
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:21 AM   #2
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Common problem, get the one with the aluminum thermostat housing.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:28 AM   #3
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Re: Broken intake manifold

Yep common problem......if you have the money upgrade to a better performance one, if not check out eBay they are way cheaper. It's an easy job just follow the maintenance manual and it should only take you about 3 hours max.
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So today after a short drive I noticed I was leaking coolant took the car back home and found out it was leaking from under the intake manifold under the thermostat housing.

I have a few questions
I'm checking to see if anyone else has had this problem?
And how long it took to replace the intake manifold?
And would you recommend getting a metal upgraded one or?
And anyone who has upgraded to a different intake manifold what kind did you get and any increase in power or throttle response?

Thanks already everyone
Just did this install yesterday actually for the same problem. Yeah the install is real easy and pretty straight forward, if you have any questions you can ask me if you want
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #5
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Thanks a bunch guys the thing is it looks like I already have the aluminum thermostat house let me attatch a picture of it! But I should have the money for a upgraded one but is it worth it and what ones would you guys suggest?
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Thanks a bunch guys the thing is it looks like I already have the aluminum thermostat house let me attatch a picture of it! But I should have the money for a upgraded one but is it worth it and what ones would you guys suggest?
I went switched over to the plastic one with the aluminum crossmember and it pooped on me too, so then I upgraded to the professional products all aluminum one
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Alright so we have everything taken apart but the intake seems stuck to the block anyone have a way to get it off without just beating it off?
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Never mind I'm dumb ahaha forgot about the thermostat bolts and they went all the way through
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Never mind I'm dumb ahaha forgot about the thermostat bolts and they went all the way through
It's all good man, yeah I think the harder part was puttin everything back in the right place lol
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It's all good man, yeah I think the harder part was puttin everything back in the right place lol
Ahaha yea I'm kinda dreading that when the intake comes in!!
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Ahaha yea I'm kinda dreading that when the intake comes in!!
It's not that bad just put all bolts in zip lock bags and label what parts they come from and I put the sizes that try are and putting back together took 10 mins, just remember that every plug and sensor can only plug into the plug or sensor it came from so that's a relief
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It's not that bad just put all bolts in zip lock bags and label what parts they come from and I put the sizes that try are and putting back together took 10 mins, just remember that every plug and sensor can only plug into the plug or sensor it came from so that's a relief
Yea I got all the bolts and everything labeled
And ahaha guess your right about they can only go to the right thing!! Thanks a bunch everybody!
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The install is gonna be a breeze and it's gonna look great. I'm a bit worried about my install because I'm having to cut into my wiring harness and modify it for a new engine I'm dropping in. Gonna be interesting! Haha
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The install is gonna be a breeze and it's gonna look great. I'm a bit worried about my install because I'm having to cut into my wiring harness and modify it for a new engine I'm dropping in. Gonna be interesting! Haha
Hm yeah that should be very interesting keep us updated
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Hm yeah that should be very interesting keep us updated
I'm giving updates on my thread "Aurora's Heart Died." gonna be a while. Op; let us know how the install goes!
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I'm giving updates on my thread "Aurora's Heart Died." gonna be a while. Op; let us know how the install goes!
Love the new color and for sure will! Ordering the new intake tomorrow then installing when it comes in!
The main problem was just the seal under the thermostat blew out and broke the plastic
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I'm giving updates on my thread "Aurora's Heart Died." gonna be a while. Op; let us know how the install goes!
Yeah I've been following and reading it, I love that paint job
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Love the new color and for sure will! Ordering the new intake tomorrow then installing when it comes in!
The main problem was just the seal under the thermostat blew out and broke the plastic
Yeah.. Gotta love that plastic piece. It makes no sense. Haha. The new one is gonna look awesome though!
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The heater core line on the manifold broke on me coming around a corner and kicked the back end out, all the new plastic manifolds are redesigned because of this issue.
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So today after a short drive I noticed I was leaking coolant took the car back home and found out it was leaking from under the intake manifold under the thermostat housing.

I have a few questions
I'm checking to see if anyone else has had this problem?
And how long it took to replace the intake manifold?
And would you recommend getting a metal upgraded one or?
And anyone who has upgraded to a different intake manifold what kind did you get and any increase in power or throttle response?

Thanks already everyone

dont fit it.. Replace it
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dont fit it.. Replace it
I got a new one overnight air coming in tomorrow!!
Pretty pumped got new spark plugs cleaned injectors she should be running real good!
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