Lower intake gasket - MustangForums.com


Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs > V6 S197 General Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


V6 S197 General Discussion This section is for technical discussions pertaining specifically to the V6 variation of the 2005 and newer Ford Mustang.

Lower intake gasket

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-11-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
madmax420
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Vehicle: 2005 Ford Mustang
Location:
Posts: 55
Default Lower intake gasket

I had a mechanic look at my car after i noticed coolant leaking. I thought it was water pump but he told me the lower intake gasket needed replaced. He said he dont do that work so i have to find another shop to fix this. Is this a simple job i could do on my own or is this something advanced? Im just looking for some additional advise on this. Thanks!
__________________
Black on Black
V6 Manual
Single MRT
madmax420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 11:39 AM   #2
Nuke
6th Gear Member
 
Nuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 2007 GT
Location: PA to KY ('07) to IL ('09) to MS ('10) to FL ('11)
Posts: 16,150
Send a message via AIM to Nuke Send a message via Yahoo to Nuke Send a message via Skype™ to Nuke
Default

Careful... The 4.0L's are notorious for leaking from the PLASTIC, yes, PLASTIC thermostat housing. The leak often appears to be coming from other locations causing many incorrect diagnosis. I'd look into the t-stat housing before you let someone rip into the engine and rip YOU off.
__________________
Rick
07 GT Prem: Alloy, MT, 3.55's, Steeda CAI w/Brenspeed tunes, FRPP Stingers, 275/40/18 Goodyear Eagle F1 A/S on SVT Cobras (OE GT500's), 14" shorty, Wheelskin side scoops & qtr window louvers, A-H rear window louvers, SHR honeycomb blackout panel, Sequentials, Hella Optilux Extreme XY fogs, Silverstars
06 V6: Legend Lime, Pony Package, 14" shorty, Sequentials, Hella Optilux Extreme XY fogs, Silverstars
Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 12:24 PM   #3
madmax420
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Vehicle: 2005 Ford Mustang
Location:
Posts: 55
Default

Whats the best way to determine if t-stat is leaking. I was looking at it and it looked dry around that area. Unless it leaking from the back and cant see it?
__________________
Black on Black
V6 Manual
Single MRT
madmax420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 04:30 PM   #4
JimC
Moderator
 
JimC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Vehicle: 2013 MCA convertible
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,818
Default

The back side is where it typically leaks. If there is coolant in the valley it is most likely the thermostat housing.
__________________

JimC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 07:13 PM   #5
JimC
Moderator
 
JimC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Vehicle: 2013 MCA convertible
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,818
Default

This is how it splits:


Look at it to see if there is any evidence toward the back - this view is a little different because I had the Xcharger Xtreme on mine so the top is oriented differently but you can see the coolant that sprayed back under the intake. If you are N/A you can probably look back under the intake if you don't see the split in your thermostat housing. Removal when the car is N/A is easy and about a 20 minute job (with the Xcharger Xtreme I had to remove the supercharger to get to one bolt)
__________________


Last edited by JimC; 08-11-2014 at 07:16 PM.
JimC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 07:13 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

 
Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 PM.>

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup