Mechanic says manifolds AlWAYS break when their taken off to replace pipe. Is this true? please help. Doesn't sound right to me. I know they give up front under heavy load. But Cracking when removed?
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Question: coolant tube at back of motor needs to be replaced.
Answer #1pushrod October 07, 2013, 14:24Master
Go to youtube, enter what you want to do, i think there is a video on how this can be done without manifold removal-!! Check it out!! 10-8 , just looked at the video, that is the way to go with this repair! Can save you HUNDREDS opposed to intake R&R. Now, i agree with #2, if intake IS removed and has not been upgraded, by all means, replace it with the newest one available!
Answer #2Justin Case Automotive Repair, Inc. (67 Answers) , Homosassa, FL - (352) 432-0064Justin Case Auto October 08, 2013, 04:05Technician
If the intake manifold has not already been updated to the new one do yourself a favor and replace it with the job. You'll be better off in the long run.