How to Install a Performance Intake Manifold and Replace Gaskets (Dyno PROOF)

  • Published on May 29, 2018
  • Learn how to replace an intake manifold and intake manifold gaskets in your car or truck. I am upgrading my intake manifold from a non PI intake to a PI performance intake which will hopefully add some Horsepower and Torque! I also show you how to install a water pump, and how to tap the intake port for a coolant temperature sensor.
    Performance Intake:
    Extendable Ratchet:
    Torque Wrench:
    3/8's Tap and 37/64" Drill Bit set:
    Center Punch:
    Heater Tube and Fitting:
    Intake Manifold Gasket:
    No Spill Coolant Funnel:

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  • Martin Jurča
    Martin Jurča Year ago +4100

    I really admire the work you put in all the videos. I check for your new videos almost daily and always wonder what takes you so long. Everytime I see the new video I'm like "okay, this was worth waiting". The work you have to put in repairing the car and in addition to that, the work you have to put in moving and placing the camera so every bolt you touch is visible for the viewer and finally editing the video the way you do it (every transition, every splitscreen, all the bolts to mark and these things you do with graphs) must take hours and hours. I really appreciate it and hope that you'll keep doing such a great videos. Even though I don't even have a car, I always enjoy your videos, so one day I buy myself a car, i can do it at home just because of you. Thank you!

    • Marwan Ezzat
      Marwan Ezzat Month ago

      Martin Jurča well said

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      Xx Sniper Xx 2 months ago

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    • _Mopar _Nations_Boyz_
      _Mopar _Nations_Boyz_ 2 months ago

      ChrisFix video idea, bigger injectors

    • Justin Neal
      Justin Neal 4 months ago

      Exactly, he makes everything presentable and easy to learn, no nonsense and bad camera angles, really inspired me to learn more and work on my own vehicle.

    • ok k
      ok k 5 months ago

      Ooo šta ima

  • Kitsune SHadOw
    Kitsune SHadOw 7 hours ago

    I'm still waiting on a turbo installation video

  • Ben Pratt
    Ben Pratt 23 hours ago +1

    U should get cooper a Mini Cooper

  • Makoto Kazuki
    Makoto Kazuki Day ago

    Used to watch complication videos and comic videos now I just watch ChrisFix til 3am and freak out cause... Work.

  • antonio ignacio
    antonio ignacio 2 days ago

    Hey chris, a big fan of yours over here😄 do you think you can make a video of changing the whole wiper fluid tank and pump and the hoses that comes with it?

  • Balázs Berezvay
    Balázs Berezvay 2 days ago

    Throttle body install?2019 09/20

  • Brian D.p
    Brian D.p 3 days ago

    I see flames 🔥 20:23

  • Snap Product
    Snap Product 3 days ago

    Anyone notice the hood is hold on by a block of wood!!! Lol 😂

  • Deeznutz
    Deeznutz 3 days ago

    Feels just like yesterday i was watching your detailing vid and now your onto bigger and better things 👍

  • Jeff Feiner
    Jeff Feiner 3 days ago

    I am going to repost for simplicity.
    I screwed this up somehow. I followed your instructions, but my car had trouble starting.. once she turned over she won’t stay running. No fuel leaks that I can see. I hear a hissing our air leaking noise from the engine bay, maybe by the throttle body. I don’t know what I did wrong but she’s worse off than before. Hoping you can help me troubleshoot. Thanks!

  • Stupid Stupidity
    Stupid Stupidity 3 days ago

    Chris, I followed instructions. When I tried to start my 96 gt it wouldn’t crank. When I got it to crank it wouldn’t stay running, like there was no fuel. I didn’t see any leaks from the fuel rails. I hear a hissing, or a wind noise close to the throttle body.
    Any ideas?My baby is worse off then before!
    I’m sure it something that I screwed up, but I don’t know what.

    • Jeff Feiner
      Jeff Feiner 3 days ago

      Sorry, this was posted under my sons account but it’s from me. Hoping you can help me out.

    LITTLE ICE 4 days ago

    I thought You will want more power on lower rpm for drifting you drift on 2 and 3 gear that ware the most power is I’m just saying

  • Planet Mark Official

    One thing I still don't understand is why this generation Mustangs are faster than a Crown Vic which has the same motor. At the drag strip I get beat by stock 1996's which have 230hp when my 09' Police Interceptor which already has the PI intake manifold has 250hp and that I geared 3.73 when the Mustangs have 3.27... I understand that the Vic is heavier and has 4 gears instead of the 5 on the Mustangs, but still...

  • Mr.korkiakoski
    Mr.korkiakoski 5 days ago +1

    you have lost 3 hp from the exhaust dyno :/ its not much but still you have lost them

  • Carl Angel Otico
    Carl Angel Otico 5 days ago

    Hella good video Chris! Learned a lot. Thank you and more video to post.

  • Peter Chaploutskiy
    Peter Chaploutskiy 6 days ago

    Hey man, thank you for your videos! it's well done and good explain. Could you tell which hydraulic jack you are using?

  • King Doge
    King Doge 6 days ago +3

    Chris:There is not a lot in this! Vacuum lines sensors
    Me:are u sure?

  • Joseph Mendoza
    Joseph Mendoza 7 days ago

    Great video ,thanks God bless you ....

  • Joey Magana
    Joey Magana 7 days ago

    i feel like you drilled a hole in your intake as an excuse for the new intake.. not mad tho im glad you got a new one and showed me how to change an intake

    i think you should make a dyno video on Plenums and Throttle Bodies with a Cold Air Intake.
    before you do the Supercharger that is

  • Noah Howard
    Noah Howard 7 days ago +2

    Chris fix tells you to take pictures of connections he just deletes them

  • Extreme Gaming Dual
    Extreme Gaming Dual 7 days ago

    Somebody touch a my 3:30

  • Da_Cow_Gaming
    Da_Cow_Gaming 8 days ago

    Lets count how many times chrisfix said alternator

  • J C
    J C 9 days ago

    Next time, leave the studs you made so they're long. That, way you can also use then to install the manifold and make sure it's lined up, also. Especially on engines that use RTV on the China wall front and rear.
    And you ALWAYS tighten anything with rtv before it cures. It's not gasket in a tube. You don't let it form, then compress it. You compress it and let it cure in compressed state.

  • J C
    J C 9 days ago

    Bigger runners equals less velocity. Learn about flow benches and porting heads and you'll learn that. Just because you hog out the intake doesn't always mean you'll make more power. Huge ports will lower air velocity, effectively making it so the cylinders don't fill as efficiently. Thereby causing a loss in power. That's also why you don't just arbitrarily port the entrance to match the gasket. It's likely too big. You need the correct cross sectional area to support the airflow your engine uses. Having it bigger only causes lazy ports.

  • J C
    J C 9 days ago

    Just don't forget to put that coolant pipe back under the manifold.
    I did. Yea. It sucked.

  • J C
    J C 9 days ago

    I'm a professional technician yet I still find myself watching these vids. That says A LOT, Chris. 👍 You're extremely thorough.

  • J C
    J C 9 days ago

    There was no reason whatsoever to replace that coolant and waste money. Next time, just pour it back in.

  • Cocoa Caramel
    Cocoa Caramel 9 days ago +1

    Chris should make his car a full blown race car..... 🚫🧢

  • l l
    l l 9 days ago

    Where's the throttle body video?

  • Jonathan Kosyjana
    Jonathan Kosyjana 9 days ago

    W]may as well replace the alternator too while you're at it right and coils, plugs and wires. about to do this on my 05 grand marquise. is very similar to your mustang

  • Alexander Wright
    Alexander Wright 9 days ago

    Didn't the previous video show this car giving 199HP?

  • William Ratliffe
    William Ratliffe 10 days ago

    You might just have the best car videos on the tube. Stay true to the game and you will be blessed.

  • Paul Broussard
    Paul Broussard 10 days ago

    is that a 4.6 litre mustang

  • Robert Collins
    Robert Collins 10 days ago

    *Dog starts drinking coolant*

  • Zoltack429
    Zoltack429 10 days ago

    Do you really want to use RTV next to coolant ports? I've heard people say it isn't recommended to do so.

  • Austin McCoy
    Austin McCoy 10 days ago

    Did anybody see that flame spit on the Dyno it went bop

  • Joel Doxtator
    Joel Doxtator 11 days ago +5

    "So easy to do!" 20 minutes of breathless taking and entire top end of engine disassembly later.....

  • Larissa Dzafic
    Larissa Dzafic 11 days ago

    03:58 oh God Cooper 😍😍😍😍

  • Samuel Mikuletic-Hicks

    Hey Cris Fix: outstanding line of videos!
    I've got a 2006 VW Rabbit and I have to change the Clutch Master Cylinder. Do you have any videos on changing that component? I've already changed the clutch slave cylinder, which was bad.

  • Arq Datta
    Arq Datta 12 days ago

    Who thinks its kinda satisfying?

  • Saksham Thakur
    Saksham Thakur 12 days ago

    did he ever install the new throttle body????

  • ian lappan
    ian lappan 13 days ago

    Love your videos but wasnt it dangerous to run a dyno with a broken intake manifold?

  • Ronin Black
    Ronin Black 16 days ago

    So I am about to go to UTI next August (2020) and was wondering if this will help me learn, or if they teach in a different way. I love watching these videos but just not sure if what is learned there is the same in your videos

  • Joel Nava
    Joel Nava 16 days ago

    Throwing flames at stock or tune???

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  • Aidan Lovick
    Aidan Lovick 18 days ago

    Cooper is my new favorite animal on the internet

  • Douglas Harley
    Douglas Harley 18 days ago

    5:00 even though you've already used leaf blower/compressed air to get rid of debris, you cannot be sure you got everything, and the wind would blow something in...i'd put a clean rag in the intake manifold just to safe.

  • David Productions
    David Productions 18 days ago

    you should 2jz swap ur engine .... Like so Chris Fix and can see

  • Vince Manimtim
    Vince Manimtim 19 days ago

    20:30 Flames?

  • Joshua M
    Joshua M 19 days ago +1

    My 03 explorer already has that intake and is leaking 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Ahmed Ihab
    Ahmed Ihab 20 days ago

    The flames 👌🔥

  • john walter
    john walter 21 day ago

    Hey, if you drive manual can you fill out this 5 question survey for my class, thanks. @t​

  • Dank Anchovy
    Dank Anchovy 21 day ago

    7:34 how does he have 4 hands!?

  • Admin ll
    Admin ll 21 day ago

    When will you do the turbo for the del sol

  • Cat6768
    Cat6768 22 days ago

    bruh this is alot lolol

  • Brandon Fulton
    Brandon Fulton 22 days ago

    Best video for a pi swap period.

  • Ethan Evangelista
    Ethan Evangelista 22 days ago

    Minecraft:creeper, aw man
    Car: O ring, silicone paste

  • Ethan Evangelista
    Ethan Evangelista 22 days ago

    Law: if there is an O ring, put silicone paste or it’s a destroyed car for you

  • TeslaFanBoi_ 100
    TeslaFanBoi_ 100 22 days ago

    i will pay you a million dollars to be my mechanic

  • Cloud
    Cloud 24 days ago +2

    you stabbed that intake manifold didn't you