Originally Posted by givver 1
Yes I do have little green puddles under the intake. Heater hoses into firewall look solid. I can't see the hose that goes to the back of the block.Do you have to remove the intake to properly fix the back of the water pump problem?As far as the oil consumption ,are talking about the pvc in the RH valve cover?
Yes Sir! You HAVE to remove the upper/lower intake, that's why it's not worth just replacing the O-Rings. In-fact, Ford doesn't even replace the O-Rings on their remans lol. They use a similar fix like mine , but better. They use a better crimp than I do, but yea , they toss the O-rings. There's a couple pics in the Haynes and Chiltons manuals of the new way. One pic is in chapter one in both books.
Anyway, there's better clamps on the market for this fix now, use these clamps -
Expansion Clamps ^^^ - They expand and contract / their solid, won't cut into the rubber. Just don't over torque them, they don't require that much.
With a section of heater hose. - 5/8 I believe ? Might be 3/4...
Yea, there's only one and that's ported into the passenger side valve cover. The drivers side is the breather.
Anyway, that PCV part has to be a Motorcraft part. Aftermarket PCV's margins are way to tight and constrictive. When she can't breath, she consumes oil.
- Don't forget intake gaskets. Rock Auto sells them online. - Oh yea - That smaller 1/4" hose that disappears by the firewall, -connects to the same hardline that's under the lower intake. -Those usually don't leak, I've never seen one leak anyway.
Last edited by jbrew; 06-11-2009 at 11:54 PM.