How to Replace the Intake Manifold in Cars

by Contributing Writer

The intake manifold supplies fuel and air mixtures to the cylinders for even distribution of the combustion mixture. Removing and replacing the intake manifold on your Mustang car may be required to repair a variety of issues, including those associated with the cylinder heads. The one piece manifold allows for fewer issues than seen with removal of manifolds in other vehicles. Care must be taken when removing the manifold as the process can cause damage to other parts of the engine if not done properly.

Under The Hood:

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Remove the Intake Manifold

Drain the cooling system and relieve the pressure in the fuel system. Disconnect the negative battery cable, the air intake duct, the IAC valve connectors, the throttle position sensor and switch connectors, and the EGR solenoid valve.

Pull the EVAP canister vacuum and purge hoses, the vacuum hoses from the EVAP, the brake cylinder, pressure regulator and EGR tube. Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires. Remove the distributor cap.

Take out the three left bank injector connectors, the thermal transmitter, the ground harness, breather pipe and the upper manifold. Disconnect the fuel feed and return lines and plug them with golf tees to prevent fuel spillage.

Locate the right injector harness connectors and disconnect them as well as the fuel rail and injectors. Remove the coolant temperature switch harness connector and the water hose from the thermostat.

Loose the bolts on the lower manifold in sequence. Remove the bolts and left the intake manifold from the engine. Remove the gasket and discard it.

Clean the mating surfaces by scraping the old gasket material and carbon deposits. Clean the surfaces with solvent and inspect them for damage.

Install the Intake Manifold

Put a new gasket in place and install the lower intake manifold to the engine. Tighten the bolts in sequence as follows: first pass-35 inch pounds; second pass-78 inch pounds and third pass 70 to 84 inch pounds.

Connect the ECT sensor connector, the fuel supply manifold and the right bank injector connectors. Connect the fuel lines and then install the upper intake manifold. Put the breather pipe in position.

Install the intake manifold ground cable, the thermal transmitter, the left bank injector connectors and the distributor. Reconnect the spark plug wires.

Continue reconnecting all the components, reversing the order in which they were removed. Connect the negative battery cable to the terminal. Refill the cooling system with the appropriate coolant.

Start the engine. Check for fuel or vacuum leaks.

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Remove the Intake Manifold

Relieve the pressure in the fuel system, taking care to avoid fuel spillage. Disconnect the negative battery terminal. Remove the air intake duct from the throttle body.

Label all vacuum hoses, electrical wires and ground straps hoses and their connecting points on the intake manifold, then remove them. Pull the oil dipstick, the hood-to-cowl seal and the right engine lifting stud.

Take the throttle cable and the cruise control cable from the throttle body and the bracket. Disconnect and remove the accessory drivebelt. Take out the alternator and ignition coils.

Loosen and remove the bolts for the air conditioning compressor and set it aside without disconnecting the refrigerant lines. Take out the fuel rails and injectors, then remove the throttle body.

Drain about half the coolant from the cooling system (see Warnings). Remove the coolant temperature sensor to allow clearance for when the intake manifold is removed. Disconnect the heater hoses.

Loosen the manifold bolts and nuts in quarter-turn increments until they are loose enough to be remove by hand in the reverse order in which they are tightened.

Label and disconnect any remaining hoses that are in the way. Lift the manifold from the engine.

Install the Intake Manifold

Clean the intake manifold-to-cylinder head and mating surfaces. Check the gaskets on the manifold for damage and replace them as needed.

Set the manifold on the engine with the gaskets in proper alignment over the heads. Finger-tighten the manifold bolts. Tighten the bolts in sequence, working out from the center in a criss-cross pattern. Torque in three passes to 72 inch pounds.

Replace all components in the reverse order of the removal. Reconnect all hoses, wiring and lines.

Fill the cooling system with the appropriate amount and type of coolant. Start the engine and check for fuel, coolant or vacuum leaks.

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Remove the Intake Manifold

Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. Release the pressure in the fuel system and drain the cooling system.

Remove the air cleaner, the throttle cable and the transaxle kickdown cable. Pull the vacuum and the electrical connections from the throttle body, and remove the air intake hose that runs from the air cleaner to the throttle body.

Locate the charge temperature and the coolant temperature sensor electrical connections and remove them. Remove the vacuum hose from the pressure regulator and the air connection from the intake manifold.

Loosen and remove the air intake plenum-to-manifold bolts. Take out the air intake plenum and the gasket.

Separate the fuel injector wiring harness from the engine wiring harness and disconnect it. Take off the pressure regulator attaching bolts and lift the pressure regulator from the rail.

Take the radiator hose from the thermostat housing and the heater hose from the pipe. Remove the intake manifold nuts and washers. Remove the intake manifold.

Clean the cylinder head and the manifold gasket surface. Check the surface for cracks or damage.

Install the Intake Manifold

Install a new gasket on the cylinder head intake surface and then install the intake manifold. Set the washers and nuts in place and tighten in sequence using the 17 foot pounds.

Use a drop of clean engine oil to clean the injectors and to lubricate the O-rings. Position the tip of each injector into the correct port. Push the assembly into place to seat the injectors.

Install the rail attaching bolts. Tighten them to 115 inch pounds. Install the pressure regulator to the rail and tighten the mounting bolts to 95 inch pounds. Connect the fuel supply and the return tube holddown bolt. Install the vacuum crossover tube hold-down bolt. Torque both to 95 inch pounds.

Connect the fuel pressure regulator hose and torque the clamps to 10 inch pounds. Connect the injector wiring harness to the engine wiring harness, then connect the vacuum harness to the fuel rail and the pressure regulator.

Uncover the manifold and set the gasket on the manifold, beaded side up. Place the plenum over the manifold. Set the bolts in place and tighten in sequence to 115 inc. lbs.

Reconnect the fuel line to the fuel rail and torque the clamps to 10 in. lbs. Connect the vacuum hoses, the electrical connections to the charge temperature sensor and the coolant temperature sensor, the EGR rube to the plenum, the throttle body vacuum hoses and electrical connections.

Attach the throttle cable and the kickdown linkage as well as the radiator and heater hose. Refill the cooling system with the appropriate amount and type of coolant. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.

Items you will need

  • Mechanic's toolset

  • Shop rags

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Remove the Intake Manifold

Remove the engine cover from the top of the intake manifold. Take the accelerator and the speed control cable from the throttle level.

Remove the Idle Air Control (IAC) motor, the Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor and then remove the ground screw from the intake manifold. Locate the electrical connector and remove it from the Throttle Position (TO) sensor.

Label and disconnect the vacuum hoses from the tuning valve. Disconnect the PCV make-up air hose, the IAC motor supply hose and the purge hose from the throttle bodies.

Disconnect the brake booster hose, the PCV hose and any other vacuum hoses that can interfere with the removal of the manifold.

Loosen and remove the EGR tube-to-intake manifold plenum bolts and the bolts on each side of the plenum support bracket. Remove the intake manifold plenum and set it aside.

Pull the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing, the heater hose from the back of the intake manifold. Loosen and remove the intake manifold bolts. Lift out the manifold.

Scrape the gasket material from the mating surfaces. Clean the surfaces with solvent and inspect them carefully for damage.

Install the Intake Manifold

Install the new intake manifold gasket and then set the lower manifold over it. Torque the bolts in sequence, working out from the center, to 21 foot pounds. Connect the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing and attach the heater hose to the rear of the intake manifold.

Fit the intake manifold plenum over the new gasket. Make sure the ignition cables are out of the way. Torque the bolts to 21 foot pounds, working out from the center.

Replace the support bracket bolts. Connect the MAP sensor, the TP sensor, the IAC motor and the IAT sensor. Hook up the vacuum hose to the manifold tuning valve.

Put the EGR tub in place. Torque the manifold plenum screws to 17 ft. lbs. Be sure to align the EGR tube so that it makes contact with the insulation in the vacuum harness at the rear of the engine.

Connect the PCV valve hose. Connect the air cleaner plenum and the plenum hose as well as the ground wire. Reconnect the brake booster hose to the intake manifold plenum fitting.

Put the throttle body purge tubes, the intake manifold plenum cover and the negative battery cable in place. Fill the cooling system and then change the engine oil and oil filter.

Start the engine. Check for fuel and coolant leaks. Verify proper engine operation.

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Remove the Intake Manifold

Pull the negative battery cable from the terminal. Drain the coolant from the cooling system and relieve the pressure in the fuel system.

Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the manifold. Disconnect the air cleaner outlet tube and the accelerator cable to the throttle body cam. Pull all vacuum hoses, fuel lines and wires from the throttle body and the manifold.

Remove the bracket for the brake booster hose and the EGR valve tube. Disconnect the fuel injector electrical connectors.

Label each spark plug wire and remove it. Remove the alternator, the accessory drive belt and the power steering oil reservoir bracket. Pull the heater water hose from the manifold.

Loosen and remove the intake manifold bolts. Lift the manifold from the engine and disconnect the IM Tuning Valve (IMTV) connector. Pull the upper intake gaskets and discard them.

Use a ratchet to remove the upper-to-lower manifold bolts then separate the two units. Remove the gasket and discard it.

Install the Intake Manifold

Set the upper manifold onto the lower manifold. Put the bolts into position and but do not tighten them. Follow the tightening sequence to make two passes over the bolts to tighten them. Apply 18 inch pounds on the first pass and 6 to 8 foot pounds on the second (see Tips).

Place the two gaskets for the upper intake manifold on the cylinder heads. Put the upper intake manifold on the engine and set the bolts loosely in place. Reconnect the IMTV.

Make sure the thermostat housing is correctly positioned, then install the thermostat. Tighten the bolts in sequence. Use 18 inch pounds on the first pass and 15 to 22 inch ft lbs on the second.

Reconnect the heater water hose. Put the power steering bracket in place and install the pump bracket bolts to 71 to 107 inch foot. Attach all the fuel lines, vacuum hoses, electrical connections and coolant hoses to the manifold and throttle body assembly.

Install the accessory drive belt, the alternator, spark plug wire, EGR manifold tube. Tighten the fittings to 26 to 33 foot pounds.

Connect the accelerator cable to the throttle body, then connect the engine air clearer outlet tube and the heater water hose. Fill the cooling system with the appropriate amount and type of coolant.

Connect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and allow it to run for a few minutes. Check for leaks of fuel, coolant or vacuum.

Items you will need

  • Mechanic's tool set

  • Shop rags

  • Tags or labels

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Remove the Intake Manifold

Disconnect the negative battery cable. Relieve the pressure in the fuel system, then remove the air intake duct. Pull the throttle cable and the cruise control line from the throttle body.

Drain the cooling system (see Warnings). Remove the drivebelt and the secondary air injection crossover pipe. Label the vacuum hoses and electrical connectors and disconnect them from the intake manifold. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the air conditioning compressor as well as the alternator.

Locate the ground strap and remove it from the back of the right cylinder head. Pull the wiring harness brackets and set the harness to the side. Remove the upper radiator hose, the coolant bypass hose and the heater hose support bracket. Disconnect the heater hoses from the engine.

Label and disconnect the spark plug wires then remove the distributor. Remove the EGR pipe from the intake and exhaust manifolds. Disconnect the fuel feed and return lines.

Loose the nut that holds the power steering pump to its rear bracket, then remove the lower nut that holds the front of the pump to the bracket. Remove the bolts that hold the power steering pump bracket to the front of the engine and push the bracket forward to allow access to the front intake manifold bolt.

Loosen the intake manifold bolts in quarter-turn increments, using the reverse order of the tightening sequence. Break the gasket seal.

Lift the manifold from the engine. Check to make sure that all connections have been removed from the manifold.

Install the Intake Manifold

Clean the mating surfaces of the cylinder heads, block and manifold. Use aerosol gasket removal solvent according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Take a gasket scraper to remove sealant or gasket material, then clean the surfaces with solvent. Clean the threads in the bolt holes.

Apply a bead of RTV sealant 3/16 inch wide to the front and rear manifold mating surfaces. Position the gaskets on the cylinder heads so that the ears overlap the beads of RTV sealant. Be sure to position the gaskets with "this side up" visible.

Align all intake port openings, coolant passage holes and bolt holes correctly. Bent any gasket tabs over so that they are flush with the rear surface of each cylinder head.

Set the manifold in place while the sealant is wet. Tighten the bolts in sequence, making three passes on each.

Reconnect all lines, hoses and electrical connectors in the reverse order of removal. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Refill the coolant system with the correct type and amount of coolant.

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Removing the Old Manifold

Disconnect the van's negative battery cable. Remove the engine cover. Push the front seats back, remove the engine panel's lower extension, disengage any support rods and floor ducting, loosen the retaining screws and unlock the bottom latches. Disconnect the VC valve and hose from the manifold.

Drain the cooling system. Place a container under the drain plug at the radiator, and remove the plug to drain the coolant from the radiator. Repeat with the same container under the coolant drain plug at the engine block.

Detach the fuel lines, vacuum lines and wire leads from the fuel injection assembly. Plug the fuel lines with rubber so the fuel won't get contaminated. Disconnect the fuel injection throttle linkage, cruise control and TV linkage, and all other vacuum lines and wires connected to manifold components. Make sure you know how and where everything is reconnected.

Remove the ignition coil from the engine by unplugging its wire and electrical leads and removing its mounting nuts. Unbolt the alternator and its bracket, and set it out of the way.

Remove the manifold's mounting bolts and separate it from the cylinder head. Don't pry the manifold off the head, or you may damage the sealing surface. Scrape the old gasket material off the mating surface.

Installing the New Manifold

Remove all components that are still attached to the old manifold, and connect them to the new one.

Clean the cylinder head with lacquer thinner or acetone. Do the same to the new manifold's gasket surface if needed.

Apply a thin coat of RTV sealant to the mating surfaces of both the manifold and the cylinder head. Don't use too much sealant; make sure it won't go into the air or coolant passages after installation. Place a new gasket on the manifold.

Hold the manifold against the cylinder head, and install the bolts by hand. Tighten the bolts with the wrench in a specific order: Start with the two bolts on the top edge, then the two on the bottom corners, followed by the one on the top left corner and the two middle bolts at the bottom.

Reinstall all parts and components in reverse order of removal. Refill the radiator; use fresh engine coolant if the old coolant is contaminated in any way.

Items you will need

  • Wrench

  • Clean container

  • Intake manifold

  • RTV sealant

  • Gasket

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Remove the Intake Manifold

Pull the air cleaner and drain the radiator coolant into a sealed container. Disconnect the battery cables from the battery, the radiator hoses and heater hoses from the manifold.

Continue disconnecting hoses, including the crankcase vent hoses, the carburetor fuel line, the accelerator linkage, the power brake hose, the vacuum hose from the distributor and temperature sending switch wires. Label as necessary.

Lift off the distributor cap and mark the rotor position in relationship to the engine and distributor body. Remove the distributor and next the brackets for the upper alternator, the air cleaner and the bellcrank when applicable.

Loosen and remove the manifold-to-head bolts. Pull the manifold and the carburetor as a single assembly. Label all wiring and vacuum hoses and remove them from the manifold.

Clean the gasket and the sealing surfaces of the heads and the manifold. Install the end seals and the head gaskets. Use a sealing compound around water passages. Make certain that the new gaskets match the old ones exactly.

Install the Intake Manifold

Set the manifold in place, taking care not to dislocate the end seals. Use a pilot in the distributor opening.

Follow the tightening sequence to 30 foot pounds for the 5.0L engine. Use 20 to 25 foot pounds for the 2.8L engine.

Replace the distributor. Set the rotor in its original position as indicated by the marked line. Install the alternator bracket. Adjust the belt tension.

Use the reverse of the manifold removal procedure to reconnected all the components to the original locations. Fill the cooling system with the proper type and amount of coolant.

Start the engine. Check the system for any leaks of vacuum or fuel. Adjust the ignition timing as well a the carburetor mixture and idle speed.

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Remove the Intake Manifold

Relieve the pressure in the fuel system and drain the coolant (see Warnings). Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Remove the hoses to the air cleaner. Disconnect the radiator hoses from the manifold, then remove the throttle cable and disconnect the fuel pipe and the return line.

Label all wires, hoses and connections with masking tape. Label the connection with the same number as the hose or wire to be disconnected, then match them later when reconnecting.

Remove the GGR and PCV tube from the back side of the intake manifold. Remove the manifold supports.

Loose the bolts to the manifold and then remove them. Lift the manifold with the injectors from the engine.

Install the Intake Manifold

Clean the gasket mounting surfaces thoroughly using compressed air and solvent. Install a new gasket and then set the manifold in place on the engine.

Tighten the mounting bolts working from the center out in a criss-cross pattern. Use several passes to tighten the bolts to 12 to 15 foot pounds.

Connect all electrical lines and vacuum tubes, including the EGR and PCV tubes to the back side of the manifold. Set the intake manifold supports in place.

Install the throttle cable after reconnecting the fuel pipe and return line. Connect the radiator hoses to the manifold and install the air cleaner hoses.

Refill the cooling system with the proper type and amount of coolant. Connect the negative battery cable.

Start the engine. Examine all the connections for fuel, oil or vacuum leaks.

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Remove the Intake Manifold

Disconnect the negative battery cable and drain the coolant from the engine (see Warnings.) Take the throttle cable from the throttle body and remove the air cleaner hose from the intake chamber.

Take the V-bank cover from the 3VZ-FE engine. Label all hoses, lines and connections and then remove them.

Remove the EGR valve, the vacuum modulator and the distributor. Take emission control valve set from the 3VA-FE engine and then disconnect the harness from the engine's left side.

Pull the rear plate from the cylinder head then remove the intake chamber stays and wires. Remove the air intake chamber.

Located the fuel injection delivery pipe and the injectors and remove them, as well as the water outlet and bypass outlet. Loosen and remove the two bolts and the stay for the idler pulley bracket.

Take off the eight bolts and four nuts from the manifold. Lift the manifold from the engine.

Install the Intake Manifold

Clean the manifold and cylinder head surfaces thoroughly. Check the surface of the manifold for warping or damage.

Put new gaskets onto the manifold and then position the manifold between the cylinder heads. Tighten the nuts and bolts in sequence to 13 foot pounds. Tighten the bolts on the pulley bracket to 13 foot pounds.

Put the water bypass outlet in place and bolt it to 14 foot pounds on the 2VZ-FE and 74 inch pounds. on the 3VZ-FE. Tighten the water outlet on both to 74 inch pounds.

Reconnect the injectors and delivery pipe and the air intake chamber. Tighten the two bolts and the nuts to 32 foot pounds. Put the chamber stays in place and torque the bolts to 27 foot pounds on the 2VZ-FE or 29 foot pounds on the 3VZ-FE.

Replace the distributor. Position the emission control valve on the 3VZ-FE and torque the bolts to 73 inch pounds. Set the EGR valve in place and torque to 13 foot pounds. Put a new gasket in the throttle body and attach it to the manifold with four bolts torqued to 14 foot pounds.

Connect the ISC valve and tighten to 9 foot pounds. Connect all hoses, the throttle position sensor, the ISC wiring, the air cleaner hose, the throttle cable and the return spring. Fill the cooling system.

Start the engine. Check all connections for leaks.

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Remove the Intake Manifold

Remove the negative battery cable from the terminal. Remove the windshield wipers and cowl top inner panels.

Take out the cruise control cable, accelerator cable and bracket, the intake Air Control (IAC) valve hose, the IAC connector and any vacuum hoses blocking the removal of the intake manifold.

Disconnect the Throttle Position (TP) sensor connector and the EGR valve as well as the secondary air injection valve bracket. Remove the upper intake manifold.

Label and disconnect the fuel lines. Use a golf tee to plug the lines to prevent fuel spillage. Remove the fuel injector wiring harness. Take out the Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) cable.

Tag the spark plug wires and their corresponding connections and remove the wires. Loosen the bolts and remove the lower intake manifold.

Discard the old gasket. Clean the mating surfaces of the manifold. Scrape off any old gasket material and carbon deposits. Use a solvent to thoroughly clean the surfaces and inspect them for damage.

Install the Intake Manifold

Position the new gasket on the head and then position the lower intake manifold over the gasket. Tighten the bolts in sequence working out from the center. Torque the bolts to 71 to 106 inch pounds over a series of three or four passes.

Connect the spark plug wires, the IMRC cable, the fuel injector wiring harness and the fuel lines. Position the upper intake manifold and tighten the bolts in sequence, also to 71 to 106 inch pounds.

Set the secondary air injection valve bracket in place, the install the EGR valve, the TP sensor and IAC connector, the IAC valve supply hose and any vacuum hoses that were removed. Connect the accelerator cable and bracket and the cruise control cable.

Install Windshield wipers and cowl top inner panels. Reconnect the negative battery cable to the terminal and secure it.

Start the engine and let it run until it is warm. Check for leaks and make sure the engine is operating properly.

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Remove the Intake Manifold

Disconnect the negative (left shock tower) battery cable. Use the recommended procedure to relieve the pressure in the fuel system. Squeeze the retainer tabs together to disconnect the fuel supply lines from the fuel rail.

Locate the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor, the Intake Air Temperature (IAT) connections and the plenum support bracket at the rear of the MAP sensor and disconnect them. Remove the air inlet resonator bolt.

Loosen the air inlet hose clamp on the throttle body. Remove the air cleaner cover and the inlet hoses. Disconnect the electrical connects to the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) and the Idle Air Control (IAC).

Take the throttle cable out of its bracket and remove the speed control cable. Pull the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) tube out of the manifold.

Remove the plenum support bracket behind the EGR rub and pull the upper intake plenum from the manifold.

Lift out the fuel rail after disconnecting the electrical fuel injector connectors. Pull the gaskets from the lower intake manifold and discard them.

Install the Intake Manifold

Make sure all the sealing surfaces are clean. Check the upper and lower gasket surfaces with a feeler gauge for flatness along a straight edge.

Install the new gaskets and connect the lower intake manifold. Use engine old to lubricate the fuel injector O-rings.

Connect the fuel injectors and properly seat them. Connect the fuel rails and tighten the bolts to 96 inch pounds. Reconnect the fuel injector electrical connectors and the fuel supply lines to the rail.

Set in the upper intake plenum with new gaskets. Torque the bolts to 13 foot pounds. Set the Exhaust Gas Recirculation EGR rube in place and apply 95 inch pounds of torque to the screws.

Reconnect the throttle cables, the Throttle Position Sensor TPS, Manifold Absolute Pressure MAP and Intake Air Temperature IAT sensors. Connect the Idle Air Control IAC motor connectors.

Replace the air cleaner assembly and connect the hose clamps with a torque of 25 inch pounds. Set the air inlet resonator bolt in place. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

Start the engine. Allow the car to idle and check for any leaks. Make the necessary adjustments and repairs.

Items you will need

  • Standard set of mechanic's tools

  • Feeler gauge

  • Shop rags

 How to Replace the Intake Manifold on a Mustang

Remove the drain bolt from the radiator and allow the fluid to drain from the radiator. The drain bolt is located at the bottom interior side of the radiator.

Remove the radiator hose by loosening the screw located on the clamp with the screwdriver. Disconnect the hose from the manifold.

Remove the bolts connected to the intake manifold using the wrench. Lift and remove the manifold once the screws are completely removed.

Scrape the gasket mating surface to remove the remaining remnants of the old gaskets using the gasket scraper after removing the old intake manifold gasket. The mating surface is where the manifold gaskets rest.

Install the manifold gaskets starting with the end gaskets. The end gaskets are made of cork and are shorter than the intake manifold gaskets. Coat one of the gasket sides with the gasket sealer and place the coated side down onto the engine block.

Coat the top of the two end gaskets with gasket sealer to seal them into place.

Install the remaining four gaskets onto the engine block using the gasket sealer. Place sealant on one side of each gasket and place it on the engine block and cover the top side with gasket sealer.

Place the intake manifold on top of the gasket seals making sure to take care so that the weight of the manifold does not cause the gaskets to slide out of place while being installed.

Reinstall the bolts for the manifold using the wrench.

Place the radiator hose back into place and tighten the clamp back into place using the screwdriver.

Replace the radiator drain bolt and tighten with the wrench.

Remove the radiator cap and fill the radiator with antifreeze. Replace the cap when finished.

Items you will need

  • Antifreeze

  • Screwdriver

  • Gasket scraper

  • Wrench

  • Intake manifold gaskets

  • Gasket sealer