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#1419817 - 03/10/08 11:42 PM How do you install an intake manifold??
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I have a 2000 crown vic police interceptor. It needs a new intake manifold. The thing has slightly melted and coolant leaks a little. A mechanic looked at it and said my car will eventually overheat if it is not fixed.
If anyone can give me a step-by-step instruction on how to install a intake manifold it would be greatly appreciated. Also, I guess I need a thermostat, gaskets, and universal alternator bracket to go with it?

Thanks.
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#1419820 - 03/10/08 11:45 PM Re: How do you install an intake manifold?? [Re: P71Man70]
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are you planning on upgrading to the pi manifold for more power or do you just want to swap on another npi one?
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#1419843 - 03/11/08 12:09 AM Re: How do you install an intake manifold?? [Re: BigJon]
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Bigjohn, i will probably want to swap for another npi one. I can get one at NAPA auto parts for $288. If you have any suggestions let me know cause I want lowest price for one and i will do it myself. I can also get a used one for $100.

However, if I upgrade to PI mainfold is it worth the cost?


Edited by P71Man70 (03/11/08 12:10 AM)
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#1419846 - 03/11/08 12:13 AM Re: How do you install an intake manifold?? [Re: P71Man70]
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a PI intake is 300 bucks...with everything you need.

http://www.blueovalchips.com/index.php?action=item&id=87&prevaction=search&previd=&prevstart=12

you can get an npi for cheaper than 288.
brand new one from http://www.teamfordparts.com is 268.


Edited by tackleberry (03/11/08 12:14 AM)
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#1419847 - 03/11/08 12:13 AM Re: How do you install an intake manifold?? [Re: P71Man70]
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you can get a PI intake for $204 from brothersperformance.com

http://web.archive.org/web/20070501083917/http://www.redpulsar.us/~coldfusion/intakeswap.html

theres a good write up Jon sent me on doing the PI intake swap its not as hard as it seems in the write up, there alot of BS and usless stuff that is like common sense but just food for thought
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#1419852 - 03/11/08 12:17 AM Re: How do you install an intake manifold?? [Re: BBereziuk]
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thanks tackleberry and bbereiuk


Which is the best one? I want an manifold intake thats not going to melt after 100k miles.
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#1419857 - 03/11/08 12:19 AM Re: How do you install an intake manifold?? [Re: P71Man70]
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paying for just a PI intake for 204 is not the way to go IF you are converting from npi to pi. you buy the rest of the parts you will pay more between shipping and individual parts.

any intake you buy is a revised intake so not likley to melt after 100K miles.

PI will supposedly give you more power as the air runners are larger.
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#1419922 - 03/11/08 01:34 AM Re: How do you install an intake manifold?? [Re: tackleberry]
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#1420194 - 03/11/08 12:19 PM Re: How do you install an intake manifold?? [Re: dRock96Marquis]
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 Originally Posted By: dRock96Marquis
http://www.autoclinix.com/Manifold.htm


that is a really good write up derek. any way to link it to BOK if it hasnt been already?
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#1420204 - 03/11/08 12:26 PM Re: How do you install an intake manifold?? [Re: JDT]
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sounds pretty good after reading it...im going by that for a lot or reference.

im taking pics of stuff along the way that my be missing anything or can cause some confusion
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#1420609 - 03/11/08 06:51 PM Re: How do you install an intake manifold?? [Re: P71Man70]
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Here's my 1998 Grand Marquis w/o intake:


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#1420705 - 03/11/08 08:29 PM Re: How do you install an intake manifold?? [Re: dRock96Marquis]
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Registered: 05/30/05
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 Originally Posted By: dRock96Marquis
http://www.autoclinix.com/Manifold.htm


I didn't see where RTV sealant was advised to be used.I did my 96 a couple years ago and didn't use any,thankfully no problems!

If i knew one "should" use it i would have,but again no problems after 2 years+

I used the Dorman.

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