The fuel rail gasket upper gasket and the valve cover gasket come as a kit. Our Intake Manifold Gasket Sets include all the gaskets and hardware for a complete repair. You are better off to get 90728 which is a single piece lower gasket that does not have holes where fluid does not flow unlike the two peice gasket. Do yourself a favor and buy the separate lower intake that is one piece as the holes are right in this and you do not have to make a connecting gasket with gasket maker. If you're looking to squeeze some more ponies out of any of these intakes, port, or have someone port, the lower intake. Are these intakes better than the humble Ford variety? All this produced 240hp at 4,200 rpm and 340-lbs. Hear from other customers via the 856 reviews on parts for your Ford Explorer.
Check out the picture of a 97+ Explorer lower intake manifold provided. Ford Man From Nebraska This kit is the only kit that has an upper intake fuel rail gasket that fits my truck which is a 2000 ford ranger 4. Two of them are on the right, two of them are on the left these are shorter bolts , and two longer bolts are in the middle. I continue to update it as more people post fixes or ask questions. Stick the new pins in the old connector shell, assemble it and you are done.
All gaskets are not created equal - Victor Reinz® gaskets prove it every day. Hope this helps you some anyway. Very hard to find and desirable lower intake manifold. I can not pin point the problem. As mentioned, the only Ford vehicle to feature this style of intake was the Ford Lightning. As I find more, Ill post it and the resolve to the issues.
To get to the point, I'm looking at a 97' 5. I guess where I'm confused is that I couldn't imagine an engineer putting in a vacuum line that's just going to get capped off. The only vacuum I didn't hook up was the charcoal canister vacuum line. The major restriction with these intakes is actually within the lower unit, not the upper. When it comes to your Ford Explorer, you want parts and products from only trusted brands.
I see no line, and have plugged it with t 90 degree spark plug boot and a bolt, so far idles normally hasn't reset check engine light. The difference is subtle though. Keep at it, just replace fluids, filters, and everything that seems untouched. Pull the crankcase ventilation hose off the throttle body. Then just buy the fuel rail gasket, the valve cover gasket and the upper gasket rings separate.
What are the horsepower gains like from any of these intakes? I'm certainly stoked and have already started to work out the bugs in this thing. All this produced 240hp at 4,200 rpm and 340-lbs. I am wondering, could I put an aftermarket intake manifold such as the cobra one, from a 93 mustang 5. However, the lower intakes in this kit are not what you want. I just wanted a few opinions on the success of fixing this issue and any potential things I should look for before i pull the trigger and pick this thing up. I pulled on it and it definitely was not loose. Once the air is inside the intake manifold it's distributed to each of the cylinders in equal parts.
I'm going to pull it and clean it to see if that helps fix the issue. Either way you will have to have the lower intake off the engine to do it. We provide incredibly reasonable prices on quality parts. All the ones from the midwest and midsouth look grey. Stand facing the engine so that the driver's side valve cover is on your right and the passenger side valve cover is on your left. Label all electrical wiring and vacuum lines attached to the upper intake manifold with masking tape and a marker.
The parts of this kit that I did use worked well so far. There are a lot of terms floating around the internet regarding Ford intake manifolds, and perhaps is the reason why many find it a very confusing topic. The early ones mimic the 5. Explorer throttle bodies are unique. He also had different connections under the front of the upper intake manifold. Ah, the million dollar question. I hope it helps someone out in the future.
Most intake manifolds can be installed in a couple of hours, and are an obvious sign that something serious is going on under the hood. So be aware when buying it. Mahle does not just cut gaskets - it designs total system sealing approaches that utilize application engineering. More air equals more power. The codes I got were P1132 - Lack of Oxygen Sensor indicates Rich and P1131 - Lack of Heater Oxygen Sensor indicates Lean.