What's the center hole for on an intake manifold gasket for a 1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria ?


Asked by Oct 17, 2016 at 01:07 PM about the 1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 4 Dr LX Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The intake manifold gasket for a Ford 302 cid engine has a center hole between the 2 central bolting holes. What is this center hole for ?

2 Answers


Either a coolant crossover passage or an exhaust crossover passage. Does the carburetor have a choke heat tube that goes from the carburetor to the exhaust manifold? If so, it's a coolant passage. If not it's an exhaust passage. HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer

Vehicle already has electronic fuel injection. I was asking because I had a vacuum problem and tried to solve it by replacing the intake manifold gasket. I installed a tailormade gasket which I cut out of a Viton rubber sheet. Material is fuel and temperature resistant up to 250°C / 482°F. Just wanted to be sure rubber gasket will not overheat.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford LTD Crown Victoria Questions

Ford LTD Crown Victoria Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 230
#2 Michael Tutty
Michael Tutty
Reputation 150
#3 dandyoun
Reputation 70
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Crown Victoria"
11 Great Deals out of 1,655 listings starting at $1,950
Used Mercury Grand Marquis"
46 Great Deals out of 2,557 listings starting at $1,300
Used Lincoln Town Car"
51 Great Deals out of 2,364 listings starting at $1,542
Used Ford Mustang"
733 Great Deals out of 41,077 listings starting at $900
Used Ford F-150"
3,267 Great Deals out of 216,697 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
798 Great Deals out of 38,822 listings starting at $2,650
Used Cadillac DeVille"
2,377 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Taurus"
363 Great Deals out of 23,112 listings starting at $1,400
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
1,024 Great Deals out of 56,926 listings starting at $2,300