08-01-2007, 07:41 PM
Ok whats in the pink box? My dad and i were talking and we think they are 2 different things... he has more experience with engines and stuff.
I thought they were headers, but he said that they are part of the intake manifold...
08-01-2007, 07:42 PM
Intake manifold for sure.
08-01-2007, 07:44 PM
Intake manifold, the header/ exhaust manifold is on the other side. Id be afraid if a car had a plastic header! lol
08-01-2007, 07:45 PM
pink box didnt come out too well.. haha
ok... then the headers are in the back part of the engine bay? I havent really looked around in there but im learning.
do they connect directly to the flex pipe?
and how come some people get a different intake manifold (different piping) is it mainly done when there are alot of mods done to the engine?
08-01-2007, 07:48 PM
My guess is that different piping material/design will give better airflow into the block
08-01-2007, 07:52 PM
A new intake manifold will give you better flow at high RPM's, but you need to have pretty much everything else done to actually need one. (Full bolt-ons, cams, head work and/or raised compression).
08-01-2007, 07:56 PM
just looking into other mods that i could be interested in and i saw other people had nice looking pipes there, but now i see why.
thanks for the help. looks like my dad wins this one lol
08-01-2007, 08:02 PM
Those are part of you intake manifold.
08-01-2007, 08:10 PM
Those "nice pipes" you're seeing might actually be the headers of 2000-2004 model foci. Ford switched the engine around on their 2005+ models, changing from the previous layout that had the intake manifold in the back and the headers in the front.
08-01-2007, 08:13 PM
then it all makes sense now.
it was mostly on SVT's and then i was right, the headers were in the front there..
Focus Racer S2
08-02-2007, 12:51 AM
looks like a duratec so it must be the intake manifold. in those engines the intake manifold is up front and the header and exhaust are on the back. BTW nice engine bay!
08-02-2007, 12:55 AM
Installing a nice Cosworth Intake Manifold would be awesome looking!
08-02-2007, 02:46 AM
The exhaust manifold on your car is not seperate from the flex pipe. Exhaust manifold, cat, and flex are all one. (Unless the 2.0 is different that the 2.3.)