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    TIP>>>>>The other day a friend came over and asked me to change the heater hoses on his 4.6 2000 Crown Vic. I looked and told him he has molded hoses and he'd have to order them. The next day he was back with hoses in hand about 15 min. later we toped off the rad. and he left.Two days later hes back says the new hoses are leaking. I looked, not the hoses but the intake. Ford put a metal hose fitting in a plastic intake, Some where along the line it was over tightend and cracked it. I call for a new part. $340.00+. I took a few more things out of the way to see whats what. There is a molded in brace runing up one side of the plastic hub. I cut a slot down the side of the brace and put a hose clamp on where the fitting screws in. SO for a half hr.s work and a $1.10 hose clamp he dosen't have to pay $340.00+ Maybe this will save someone else some $$$$$$. PLASTIC INTAKE????
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    That's pretty cool, Charlie, and it would be even better with a picture or two of your "fix".
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    That's pretty cool, Charlie, and it would be even better with a picture or two of your "fix".
    Well next time he's here I'll get that.
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    Henry Ford's philosophy is still alive and well, I see. "Sell them the cars cheap and make your money on the parts!" And that is coming from a Ford lover.

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    If they make a Aluminum intake for it, I think I would have to purchase it.
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    Don was just telling me the other night that TrickFlow has come out with a composite intake with tops you can swap out for different configurations. I guess if TrickFlow makes it they must be ok, but I wonder about the long term durability.

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    I ain't only Ford with the composite intakes. It's a way to cut costs, make a more uniform/smoother fuel-air runner and lighten things up. My V10 F350 - composite intake

    My search before I wrote this - about all new auto intakes are no longer metal including - gasp - Corvettes. Look at a Summit or Jeg's catalog for aftermarket pieces for new engines.
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