Upper and lower, this is the SOHC model with the molded plastic intake, I thought this set-up only had the oval o-ring type gaskets?? These seals go directly to the heads? I am working from a Hanes manual which isn't all that great!
What about the PCV, there isn't one on this engine is there??
Had a brain fart there, you are correct on thhis model there is only a one piece intake. Did your bolts have the rubber grommets on the bolts, if so, did you change them also? Here is the pcv system.
Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve
On my system I have a hose connected from the air intake tube (just after the filter) to the passenger side valve cover and a strange connection on the back side of drivers side valve cover which has a larger and small hose coming off of it, the drivers side one doesn't seem to come out, neither of which go to or have a PCV connected. When I went to my local parts supplier asking for one they didn't carry one. My assumption to date is that there wasn't one???
I am almost done here and have to leave, how do I continue this with you once I check out a couple of things??
I will try that I guess, I am running out of options!! I have had it to a ford dealer (they confirmed injectors and valve spring) and all they wanted to do was pull apart the engine, didn't make sense to me and they were proposing spending thousands of dollars. No engine noise, good pressure, no broken or damaged springs, no oil loss, no anti-freeze loss, no other options or opinions just this is what we want to do and this is what it will cost. Would you have any other ideas for me before I accept??