The heater outlet on the rear of the intake manifold is stripped and leaking. Is there a fix for this other than replacement of the manifold?
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria
Question: Stripped heater outlet on intake manifold
Answer #1DaveJHM November 05, 2010, 23:14Master
To my knowledge, the only repair is to replace the composite intake manifold. They are known for leakage...although usually up front.
Replykelly6, November 06, 2010, 08:25Rookie
This leak is on the metal hose nipple that is screwed into the composit manifold. The threads in the manifold are stripped and coolant leaks. I was hoping there was a repair insert or a fix for the stripped threads. The rest of the manifold is sound.
Thanks for replying - Kelly
ReplyDaveJHM, November 06, 2010, 15:35Master
Just to confirn,, there is no fix for that nipple. The only repair is to replace the intake. Sorry about that.
ReplyVisitor, January 10, 2011, 11:49
I am going to try to use a two-part epoxy after cleaning both mating surfaces thoroughly. I plan to scuff each part in order for the epoxy to adhere. If this works I will let you know.
Replykelly6, January 22, 2011, 08:39Rookie
We ended up tapping the hole with a 3/8" NPT tap (3/8 tapered pipe) and screwing a standard 3/8" copper pipe nipple into the port. So far - so good. Worse case - it will leak and I'll have to replace the manifold.
ReplyDaveJHM, January 22, 2011, 22:08Master
Definitely an "outside the box" approach, and one that sounds good. Nice work, and right attitude.