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#767529 - 11/16/05 06:48 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
Adam Offline
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Registered: 06/21/05
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What do you guys think about this? Ford has replaced my intake manifold 3 TIMES already. It's a 1998 with 370,000 miles on it. Guess what it's cracked again for the 4th time! My father and I have spent money on adding coolant and buying all this stop leak products. Recently we bought a product called "Blue Devil" for $65.00 and we will see if it will stop the leak.
What do you guys think about this? What should I do? Suggestions please. I went to the Ford dealer to see if i can get it replaced for the 4th time! They told me that i was a month passed 7 years. I told them i had replaced it at the dealer numerous times and what do you think they said. Sorry, your warranty is out. What do i do now? Should i bother going to another dealer and complaining!?


Edited by Adam (11/16/05 06:49 PM)

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#767530 - 11/17/05 12:12 AM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
gixxer1127 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/05
Posts: 308
Loc: Queens, NY
try it, are you a regular customer at that dealer? they can do a courtesy repair when it comes close tot he warranty end
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#767531 - 11/17/05 11:01 AM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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Registered: 12/03/00
Posts: 1741
Loc: West TN
Are they replacing it with the all composite intake, or the updated one with the aluminum crossover? I haven't heard of the new one cracking, and if the dealership keeps putting on the all composite intake, then you will constantly get cracks. If this is the case, demand they replace it with the updated PI intake with the aluminum crossover. If you already have the new intake, then I just don't know what to tell you. Maybe they are installing it incorrectly, and damaging it upon install? Good luck!
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#767532 - 11/17/05 06:53 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
Adam Offline
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Registered: 06/21/05
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I'm pretty sure its the composite. Should I complain and say that they should have put in the aluminum one. So that would have to make them instal the PI one?

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#767533 - 11/19/05 01:34 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
dragoncvpi Offline
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Registered: 04/10/05
Posts: 1231
Loc: florida
does the non-PI intake replacement have the aluminum thermostat housing or is it just the same manifold as was on the car to begin with.
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#767534 - 11/19/05 01:58 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
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does the non-PI intake replacement have the aluminum thermostat housing....




Yes, it does.

I have one of the "new" NPI intakes on my Vic, and it does have the aluminum crossover.

It is also has very few miles on it and will be for sale soon.
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#767535 - 11/19/05 02:16 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
Virginiamountainman Offline
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Registered: 04/04/02
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Loc: North Carolina
Hey Embassy! What brand of intake did you go with? Did you feel any slight increase in power when you did the replacement?

Also, I heard that Ford might extend the warranty for those of us whose manifold has not cracked yet. Has anyone alse heard this?

VMM
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#767536 - 11/19/05 03:40 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
Embassy Offline


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Registered: 10/20/01
Posts: 14642
Loc: Mao's Smoking Lounge and Piano...
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Hey Embassy! What brand of intake did you go with? Did you feel any slight increase in power when you did the replacement?




It is the OEM Ford revised NPI intake.

It is hard to say whether there was any increase or not. I installed the intake the same weekend as the Marauder MAF/t-stat/plugs/chip package.

I'd guess that there would not be a difference in peformance between the old, all-plastic NPI intake and the revised NPI intake.


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#767537 - 11/19/05 07:29 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
dragoncvpi Offline
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Loc: florida
thanx!!!!!
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#767538 - 11/25/05 07:37 PM Re: www.FordManifoldSettlement.com - Few Questions
Your Daddy Offline
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 35
Has anyone heard an update on this yet? I would love to get some money back one of these days after paying $1200 for the replacement.
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#767539 - 12/18/05 06:40 PM Lawsuit is settled! We Won!
Trouper Offline


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Registered: 12/03/00
Posts: 1741
Loc: West TN
WOOHOO! The lawsuit is over and we won! I am going to my Ford dealer tomorrow (12/19) to get my paperwork finished and wait on my $735! Check out the website www.fordmanifoldsettlement.com for more information! You only have 90 days from 12/16/05 to file for your reimbursement, so hurry! This is an awesome Christmas present!

John "Trouper" Troup
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#767540 - 12/18/05 08:17 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won!
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Registered: 03/23/03
Posts: 9577
Loc: NW side Chicago
YAHOOOO!!!!! at a time when we really need the money too!!!
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#767541 - 12/18/05 10:04 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won!
ZO6_Vette Offline
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Registered: 05/07/05
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So if my 98 manifold was replaced by me would I be out because its over 7 years?
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#767542 - 12/18/05 11:03 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won!
David Harleyson Offline
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Registered: 07/14/03
Posts: 531
Just my luck. I get an extended warranty that will expire in the same month it was provided. My original sale date was 12/97. Anybody got a NPI manifold with the aluminum crossover laying around, or have the part # ?
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#767543 - 12/19/05 10:35 AM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won!
Doberman Offline
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Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 318
Loc: Tampa, FL
I'm trying to figure out where this manifold part is located so I can inspect mine - is there a picture somewhere or can someone tell me its location?
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