This is the factory heater tube line which runs from the front of the intake manifold back to the rubber heater hoses on the heater core. These lines can crack and break over time, so replace yours with this OE Ford quality part from Latemodel Restoration Supply.
Used this as one of the required parts to do a PI intake swap on my '96 Mustang GT. The retaining bracket and/or the front end of the tube that connects to the water pump were slightly bent from shipping, so it took a lot of effort to carefully tweak it into position so that it would properly seat against the water pump nipple. Once in place, however, there were no leaks, and it's VERY nice that this design only uses one bolt rather than the super-awkward two bolts used on the original pipe on the '96-'98 models.
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Edgar Barron on
I bought this for the pi head swap and it worked great
Ford Motor Company Genuine Parts, Motorcraft® Parts and Ford and Motorcraft Remanufactured Parts are all excellent choices when it comes to performance, longevity and value for your Mustang or SVT Lightning. And they’re all backed by a Ford Motor Company limited parts warranty*, so you know their parts you use are going to perform like they should. Put the same parts on your Lighting & Mustang that came from the factory!
Had a problem with an order/quality issue. I put up a review stating so, and was contacted by Mike Linley, who was soooo nice and sooo professional, I almost felt bad about my review !! I felt the review was necessary because of bad welds/paint. Mike explained that they had a particular issue with that supplier and they had changed suppliers because of it. I must have mistakenly got an old set. (upper/lower Control arms-Foxbody). Mike asked a few questions, and was Sending me an updated replacement set while we were on the phone.!!! This is what I wish all Vendors would do; no arguments, no blame, no B.S. !! This is why LateModel stands out as an upstanding company, and backs up their products with AWESOME Customer service. Very rare in this day and age, and because of this I will be a customer for life, and will spread the good word ! Great to know some honest and Classy companies still operate in the good ol' USA. Thanks LateModel, and Thanks Mike !!! I look forward to seeing the New LCA'S and will review them too...You guys did the right thing and should and I'm overly impressed!