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Old 01-11-2009, 09:20 AM
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2003 4.2 Intake Gasket ?

2003 F150 4X4 4.2 377,000kms

My 2003 F150 with 4.2 threw codes p1131 and p1151. I did a lot of searching on here and found lots of people with the same codes but never a resolution as to what it was. I think I have mine figured out but want to hear from the experts here. No driveability issues. Truck still runs fine, have not noticed any change in fuel mileage. I know the codes mean there is a vacuum issue. I put my vacuum gauge on it yesterday when the light came back on after a few days of driving and it pulled 19 inches of vacuum. So after reading on here about the intake gasket contracting when it was cold and allowing it lo leak until it is warmed I went back out this morning when it was -18 celsius and it only pulled barely 15 inches while the truck was still on high idle. Am I correct to assume that it is the upper intake gasket. As well, I went in to my local NAPA and the only intake gaskets they list are the lower and plenum chamber gasket. Is the plenum chamber gasket the same as what I have heard on here being referred to as the upper intake gasket. Is this what needs replaced. I will be doing the work myself. Any special tools or tricks. Thanks to anyone who can help me out here.

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  • I know I'm pretty late here and you probably have fixed your truck by now but:
  • Isolator Bolts (listed under "Engine" section of catalog) - DORMAN Part # 55164 {#3F2Z 9S479-AA, XF2Z 9S479-AA} $25.89
  • Intake Plenum Gasket Set (listed under "Fuel/Air" section) - FEL-PRO Part # MS94452 Overhead Valve Engine; Plenum Gasket Set; Upper set $31.79
  • *Optional, but highly recommended: Replacement IMRC Bushings - Ford Part F5RZ-9F955-AB (you need 4) or Dorman Part # 47099 (Total cost less than $20)
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:31 PM
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Yeah I got it fixed shortly after posting my original question. Got the bolts and gaskets from Ford dealer. Now with well over 400,000 the light has not come back on since fixed. Great little engine. Love the V6
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:36 PM
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I need to tear mine down here shortly and change my gaskets/bolts as well. Im going to try and wait till it gets warmer out though. Also did you have any issues or short cuts when you attempted this fix ?
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I replaced a set of lower gaskets on a 1997 4.2..................no easy way to do it.....just tear it apart.....
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:41 PM
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Open this link. It's step by step and it helped me out a lot. Take your time. That's the one thing I love about the 4.2. Easy to work on.

P0171/P0174 Fix Procedure - Ford F150 P0171/P0174 Fix
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