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Old 03-19-2017, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Dorman intake of junkyard OEM?

2001 Expedition. Original intake had a crack near the thermostat housing. Might have gotten dropped while out of the car for a gasket replacement.

So i got a Dorman from amazon. It's so cheaply made. And it leaks at cyl #7.

Really don't want to spend for better quality on this beast. Thinking about heading to the pick n pull this week. According to RockAuto the intake is the same across a wide range of F150's - like 2000 to 2014

Any advice on how to choose a good one? Are they really the same across all those years?

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No problems with my Dorman (once I got over my install errors).

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Do you know which engine you have ? There's 3 engines and 5 different intakes. Actually 9 different intakes if you count Dorman and the 4six variations....probably more.

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So your the same guy having oil light problems and wanting to ignore it. I see you quit that thread and started this one. You didn't mention you have a bad intake in your other thread. So you have people thinking it's a bad sensor. You did this before with plug problems in the past. You realize, failing to post all the info wastes others time right?

Yea, your the same guy using all the wrong ignition parts that had problems. It took many pages for you to come clean on that. Just saying, give up all the info right off. Is the engine over heating or has it? Since the thermostat housing is real close to directly over the sender, is coolant leaking on it ? There's your oil light possibly. But that's for another thread, had we known..

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Jbrew, I'm sorry. I'm really not one of "those guys" I'm not deliberately rephrasing incomplete questions or failing to disclose all the facts. Or dropping one thread to start another.

I'll try to fill in some blanks. I've had this truck for siz\x years, it began as my wife's shiny SUV. Then for a couple years it got just occasional use during which time a chronic coolant loss problem emerged but we didn't care about it. - Just top it off, tow the trailer or car or whatever, and park it again.

Recently I decided to bring it back to life. We diagnosed the intake as the source of hte coolant loss. Then I posted my first question. The answer turned out to be water in #7 which I assumed I had simply not cleaned well enough.

So I'm driving it and things are OK. The oil light had always lingered a bit at startup but like is said, i didn't care about the truck, now i do. And my question is specific to my relationship with this truck- if it's something serious deep in the motor I am not going to fix it so is there anything less serious I should be worried about that I could fix? You answered that- clogged oil screen,

Then a couple weeks go by and Cyl #7 has coolant in it again. - separate problem

The adjacent bolt took a little more torque- maybe I didn't get it right the first time? Now that I have done the job and I'm not intimidated by it I kinda wish I had gotten an OEM intake because the manufacturing of the Dorman is unimpressive.

So, those are all the facts. I am grateful for the time people spend answering my questions and I would not wnat anyone to think iam wasting that time.
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Sooo.... what motor are we working with here?
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I have an oem intake manifold sitting in my garage if it matches your engine. haha.
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Sooo.... what motor are we working with here?
Gues I should make a sig.

THe motor is a 5.4
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I have an oem intake manifold sitting in my garage if it matches your engine. haha.
Should try to sell it. The 99 is the best gen 10 PI 5four intake there is. It heaviest duty you can have for these engines hands down. Those who are aware and into bullet proofing seek it, so it'll sell.

As you can see, this guy won't even answer yuh lol. Sell it, it worth some cash or keep it.

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I'd recommend spending the extra money and go with an all aluminum intake manifold. I've seen a mustang with the plastic one in the shop 3 times with the same problem, the leaking around around the cross-over. Either buy an aluminum intake manifold or if you have a 12 month return policy, return it and get a new one at 11 months
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