1988 FORD F150 INTAKE MANIFOLD AND/OR HEAD GASKET REPLACEME

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  • 1988 Ford F-150

Engine Mechanical problem
1988 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 166k miles

My truck has developed oil leaks from what I am told is the intake manifold. There is visible oil pooling in the front/upper area near the distributor. Engine performance is also affected as it starts OK but begins to run roughly after warming. I was told that was due to coolant leaking into the intake. I want to replace the intake manifold gaskets but I am unsure if this will require head gasket replacement also. I have searched high and low for repair procedures on the internet to no avail. Any help at this site?

Sunday, August 17th, 2008 AT 10:06 AM

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  • blackop555
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Intake manfiold if it was leaking would not get oil in it, it could be excessive blowby by a bad crank case ventilation filter or hose, pcv valve, worn piston rings, OR overfilled oil.

If you replace the intake manifold gasket you dont need to replace the headgasket.

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