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Old 05-04-2012, 11:44 PM
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Installed: 2011 5.0L Engine/Intake Cover

Took a different approach to installing the 2011+ Mustang 5.0L engine/intake cover ...
  • raise the mounting points using 1" square aluminum tubing cut in 1" lengths.
  • drill a " hole in one of the sides of the resulting cube to receive the mounting grommets (part # BR3Z-9P686-A).
  • use 3M double-sided attachment tape to attach the mounting extensions to the mounting points on the intake manifold.
  • change 2 hoses
    • the " vacuum hose that connects to the air intake tube. *Replace|shorten and relocate.
    • the hose that goes to the coolant reservoir. *Relocate only.
  • make a 9" x 2" cut-out, notch in the RH (passenger) edge of the cover.
  • paint the cover (including the chrome 5.0 emblem and trim) with SEM Trim Paint (part # 39143) - satin/matte black.
Why raise the cover?
  • concern that the cover would trap/hold heat.
  • air would still be able to flow over the intake manifold.
  • minimize the hose (coolant, emissions, vacuum, fuel, etc.) changes and rerouting.
Post installation observation ...

Using a hand-held, non-contact LASER thermo-meter, measured the temperature of the cover after an hour of stop-and-go city driving - 139degrees. The intake manifold was 119degrees (same a without the cover installed).

And YES, the cover does set-up, off the intake manifold, however ...











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Installing the cover using the stock mounting points and changing / rerouting hoses - How-To -click-
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:52 PM
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Nice install, and very nice documentation. any concern that the tape won't hold up to the heat?
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:27 AM
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Gipraw ... any concern that the tape won't hold up to the heat?
Nope. Have used it to attach emblems to the valve covers of a 4.6L 2V - that was 6years / 50,000miles ago and the emblems are still intact.



Have been using it since 1986 to attach ...
  • emblems.
  • trim.
  • body panels.
  • spoilers.
    etc., etc., etc..
And have never had an issue. Key is surface prep' (thorough cleaning with isopropyl alcohol) and letting it cure/seat before actually going into service.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:46 AM
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Great write up and great mod!!! I can't believe Ford ever left the 5.0 so ugly in the truck in the first place.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:52 AM
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Looks great. The blue valve covers look real classy. Me likes allot.

Be careful showing the CAI off. The "Douche bag brigade" will be on your back soon enough!
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5.0 coil covers.

How did you attatch the powered by ford coil covers to the valve covers on your 5.0. I have a new take off set and the bosses are not on my engine. I searched at the ford parts department and they said not available. Is my parts depo dumb or do you have a part number or suggestion.
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How did you attatch the powered by ford coil covers to the valve covers on your 5.0. I have a new take off set and the bosses are not on my engine. I searched at the ford parts department and they said not available. Is my parts depo dumb or do you have a part number or suggestion.
Link>>> https://www.f150online.com/forums/20...5-0l-f150.html

get some m6x1.00"x25mm machine screws......cheapest way

Dealers want $16-$18 per ball stud
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:14 PM
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Great write up and great mod!!! I can't believe Ford ever left the 5.0 so ugly in the truck in the first place.
90% of truck owners won't even open their hood. But OTOH, if you got a 5.0L Mustang, its going to be a majority power-house population.
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That looks damn good.
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Awesome job, and write up. That really dresses up what should have been there!
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That looks very nice, especially with the matching coil covers. It's a shame Ford went so far to dress up the Ecoboost engine bay with a nice appearance cover and left you 5.0 guys with a work truck engine compartment.
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That looks very nice, especially with the matching coil covers. It's a shame Ford went so far to dress up the Ecoboost engine bay with a nice appearance cover and left you 5.0 guys with a work truck engine compartment.
I guess I'm weird. I think the dressup kit is sharp, but I never felt my 5.0 was slighted. I like the way it looks, functional and everything easily accessable.

I do wish Ford had put an engine badge on the 5.0 trucks.
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The machine screws are in ingenius. I would have never thought of that. However i am a OEM kinda guy. So if the ball studs are available I would prefer to go that route. My first new truck and I wana do it right. But if I cant find the part number the screws will work just fine. Great idea 88racing.
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The machine screws are in ingenius. I would have never thought of that. However i am a OEM kinda guy. So if the ball studs are available I would prefer to go that route. My first new truck and I wana do it right. But if I cant find the part number the screws will work just fine. Great idea 88racing.
Roush includes them with the valve/coil covers....I've emailed them several times over the last few months to see if they would sell them separate and what the price would be if they did.....no answer as of yet

BTW the op of the thread I linked gets the credit for the machine screws....I was just relaying the info....

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The machine screws are in ingenius. I would have never thought of that. However i am a OEM kinda guy. So if the ball studs are available I would prefer to go that route. My first new truck and I wana do it right. But if I cant find the part number the screws will work just fine. Great idea 88racing.
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