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 Post subject: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:44 pm 
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Hey,

So I am in the process of cleaning up the lower manifold, but I cant seem to remove this part from it (see image)

Does anyone know what I can do to remove it?

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:50 pm 
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You're asking us what we would use, other than the appropriate open ended spanner?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:00 pm 
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Vic wrote:
You're asking us what we would use, other than the appropriate open ended spanner?


Yeah I didn't word it right.

I have been trying to remove it with a spanner but it won't budge. Just wondering if there was something else I could do...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:04 pm 
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Well that bottom nut looks like it'll only take an open ended spanner so it's likely just a case of how much force you can put behind it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:16 pm 
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Vic wrote:
Well that bottom nut looks like it'll only take an open ended spanner so it's likely just a case of how much force you can put behind it.


mmm, figured as much, obviously I'm not able to put enough behind it. Might take into work and get them to have a go.

On the plus side, it cleaned up well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:54 pm 
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The easiest way is to bolt the lower to an engine, then turn the bottom nut anti-clockwise.

If you can't do that, then stand the lower intake on a large block of wood vertically on it's short end (cylinder 4 & 8 end), with the fitting at the top. Put the spanner horizontal to the ground & on the nut all the way, and give it a sharp smack with a hammer in an anti-clockwise direction.

haven't found on yet that won't move with either of these techniques.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Be very careful when removing that nut. It is no longer available from ford. Also looks like you have damaged the heater hose judging by the almost 180 degree bend on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:43 pm 
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Be very careful when removing that nut. It is no longer available from ford. Also looks like you have damaged the heater hose judging by the almost 180 degree bend on it.

Goodluck

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Yeah, I was hopping to use the one from the manifold that's on the car now.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:05 pm 
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A different fitting with heater hose connection here...???

 

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:08 pm 
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EBXR8380 wrote:
A different fitting with heater hose connection here...???


I was hoping the one on the car would fit, guess I'll have to find another. This one was already bent when I got it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:35 am 
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Put some heat on it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:27 am 
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Can someone confirm that the heater hose is a different connection on the standard intake? Also is there somewhere I can find info on what needs to change when installing this?

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:19 pm 
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no its the same, EBXR8380 was suggesting to turf that fitting and do something else, not that the thread in the explorer was different to the HO.
actually the one on an explorer, if it's off an AU, won't have the fittings for the coolant lines to the EGR anyway...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Explorer Manifold Issue
Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:22 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
no its the same, EBXR8380 was suggesting to turf that fitting and do something else, not that the thread in the explorer was different to the HO.
actually the one on an explorer, if it's off an AU, won't have the fittings for the coolant lines to the EGR anyway...


Ah good, was concerned for a moment there.

It is from an AU as well.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:28 pm 
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yeah just use the one off your HO manifold.
once you get it off :wink:

 

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