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2000 Explorer OHV Lower intake manifold


347 V8 Limited turbo
Elite Explorer
February 18, 2009
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City, State
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Year, Model & Trim Level
00 Limited V8
Hi Guys,

I had my lower intake manifold gasket replaced last year, and now coolant is being sucked in to a different cylinder than last time. There is no warranty.

I'm thinking of replacing the gasket myself this time.

My question is this: Do you have to take off the valve covers to get the lower intake manifold off? Documentation I am seeing seems to say I do.

My valve cover gaskets were done last year with the lower intake gasket. The valve cover gaskets are fine. No leaking at all, and I'd rather not replace them again.