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Old 09-21-2011, 15:10   #1 (permalink)
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'00 intake manifold preventative measure?

I have the original plastic manifold still and I'm wondering if I should go ahead and change it before it has a chance to fail? On my local craigslist, there's an ad for a Motorcraft replacement for just $100.
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Re: '00 intake manifold preventative measure?

That's a good deal. Mine is still plastic. 154,000 miles.
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Re: '00 intake manifold preventative measure?

Maybe I'll just go ahead and buy it and put in the trunk, just in case..lol. But then I guess it's like the sparkplug deal...only a small percentage actually fail.
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Re: '00 intake manifold preventative measure?

Back when they were only 2-3 years old, we replaced quite a few. They were covered on an extended time for quite awhile after the normal warranty ran out.
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Re: '00 intake manifold preventative measure?

Yeah, I think I also saw somewhere that Ford did a limited recall that only covered government fleet vehicles. But then both yours and mine are former gov't vehicles, so maybe there were a lot that weren't covered.

I've also read that they tend to go all at once at the weak spots. That's not so bad if you're around town but if you're on a trip...not so good. Could be very expensive.
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Re: '00 intake manifold preventative measure?

What they had was an extended warranty and not a recall. Otherwise ours would have been done. When ours in the fleet would leak, we'd take them in and they'd replace them at no cost.
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Re: '00 intake manifold preventative measure?

Bert, In your estimation, what percent of the fleet cars with the suspect intake actually failed ? Thanks-Brian
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If I remember correctly, it was about 75% failed.
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