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Burning holes through upper intake manifold...4 times. 2005…

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Burning holes through upper...

Burning holes through upper intake manifold...4 times

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

2005 Ford Taurus. I have heard maybe clogged caralytic converter, but which one...there are 2.

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle been "scoped out"?

? Scoped out

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?

No mechanics. When I bought the car it was patched. Patch disappeared. Repatched... disappeared. Bought new upper intake manifold...in 1 1/2 weeks it burnt through.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Apparently this us a common occurrence, will they recall it?

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This is normally a restricted converter and it is normally the one that the EGR tube is connected to. The converter restricts and the engine forces hot exhaust up the EGR tube into the valve and overwhelms it. This packs super hot exhaust into the manifold. There is no recall for this concern since it is not a part that failed from a design or manufacturing issue.

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