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98 F-150 5.4 L 2 valve, intake gaskets installation.


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Does anyone know how to sit the intake straight down, scooting the intake into place will damage gasket. It sits under firewall about 1/3.
 


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@cbxer55 i know you have intake experience on the 5.4L. Any tips to help get that intake to drop straight down for my pops?
@adsm08 ? @19Walt93 ?
 

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The uppet and lower intakes are aluminum, probably weighs mor than the plastic.
 

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It can be done, it's just tricky.

You have to set the gasket in, then hold the intake as high as you can while you move it under the cowl. I usually hold them by the fuel rails.
 

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It can be done, it's just tricky.

You have to set the gasket in, then hold the intake as high as you can while you move it under the cowl. I usually hold them by the fuel rails.
When I think I'm over and set the intake down only to discover I like about a half inch off, will I be able to pick it up and move it the rest of the way. Last year when I replaced the lower manifold, I had to move it , I knew I wasn't supposed to, I put about 1200 miles on it, it just started skipping while I was driving.
 

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When I think I'm over and set the intake down only to discover I like about a half inch off, will I be able to pick it up and move it the rest of the way. Last year when I replaced the lower manifold, I had to move it , I knew I wasn't supposed to, I put about 1200 miles on it, it just started skipping while I was driving.
Yeah, you just can't slide it. You have to pick it up and move it.
 


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