Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hickman Nebraska
the manifold yes, and the coolant tube, but the nipple will have to be new from ford and requires water pump removal to knock out the old one and pop in the new one.
explorer PI intakes i want to say are the ones without the coolant nipple in the back of the intake.
and RTV means room temperature vulcanizing silicone. its a gasket material, comes in a tube. their were slight differences in the intake coolant ports from NPI to PI that required RTV to seal and not leak coolant on top of the motor.
just make sure if you do grab a used intake, that its not a dorman, and its not cracked anywhere. dormans are complete crap, and cracks, well that self explanatory.
RUST!! eating away at me more than the rear fender wells
95 Deep Jewel Green 40th Anniversary Bird / Stock SOHC 190k 96-97 intake swap, 97 Mk8 4R70W, Jmod, 3L27 / energy susp rear spindle, and cobra arm bushings, 93 Mk8 shaft, and LCAs, 225/60r16 on Windstar twin 5spokes, Vogtland 1.6drop springs, Tokico Blues, PBR, and rear-disk swap, 89 SC swaybars