07-05-2013, 09:48 PM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mesa, AZ
What I Drive: 2004 ZTW PZEV 2.3 ATX
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2004 2.3L Duratec intake manifold rubber tubing
Hello Fanatics. I have a bad PCV hose so I have to remove the intake manifold. When I do this, I would like to replace the rubber tubing on and around the IM. I was able to read the (3M) part number info off of the existing tubing 3M46-9Y446-BA and/or –AA. I have searched online and cant find it for sale. Before I give Ford too much $ for each piece (about $51 for 4 pieces of tubing). Does anyone know where to get this stuff in bulk? I would prefer to buy about 10 feet and cut it to length. Does anyone know the exact ID and OD? My measurements for OD are "about 5/16 or 8mm". I am unsure of the exact lengths on 2 of them because the tubes sneak out of sight; they go between the IM and the Engine block. I will find out when I pull the IM, but can anyone tell me what they connect to? Thank you for reading and any replies.
Here is a picture of the rubber hoses on the IM. I am learning the different ways to include/attach/embed pictures so I am trying 3 different ways.
If the picture is not showing up, here is a link
I bought this car about 3 months ago. If you look at the picture, you can tell that someone has been working on this area before because one of the tubes is longer than the other, one of the tubes is -AA while the other is -BA. Also, one of the solenoid mounting brackets is silver and the other is almost brass colored. I guess the discolored one is older/oxidized due to age -while the other (silver one) might have been replaced recently (the solenoid replaced). Yes, I know, it's not safe to assume, but I can't help wondering because I might have a vacuum problem even after I replace the PCV and hose; that's another story. Thanks again.