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Q: Stripped heater outlet on intake manifold on 2001 Ford Crown Victoria

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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To my knowledge, the only repair is to replace the composite intake manifold. They are known for leakage...although usually up front.
Thanks Dave,
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
Just to confirn,, there is no fix for that nipple. The only repair is to replace the intake. Sorry about that.
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.
Hi Dave,
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.
Hi Dave,
Just an update the 3/8 brass standard tapered pipe nipple "out of the box" fix is still going strong - over 3 years now.
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