What is an Intake Manifold?

An intake manifold bolts to the cylinder head and sends fuel into the cylinders. On V-6 or V-8 engine the intake manifold sits on top and sends fuel to both cylinder heads at the same time. The throttle body bolts to the intake and mixes fuel the correct amount of air and fuel so the vehicle does not run too lean or too rich which optimizes performance and economy.

How much does a used transfer case usually cost?

You can expect to pay anywhere from $25 to more than $200 for a used intake manifold depending on the type vehicle you own.

Vehicle Rebuilt/New Recycled Savings
2004 Buick Century $397.00 $45.00 $352.00
2010 Ford Truck F-250 $327.00 $100.00 $227.00
2007 Audi A4 $433.00 $125.00 $308.00
2011 Chevy Equinox $249.00 $65.00 $184.00
2000 Dodge Avenger $284.00 $45.00 $239.00
1996 Chrysler Sebring $349.00 $35.00 $314.00

Things to keep in mind when buying

If your vehicle uses a 2 piece manifold, make sure to ask if the upper and lower are included. If the intake is plastic, request they bubble it wrap it well for shipping. Also, have your salesman make sure he does not see any cracks in the aluminum or plastic. When you receive the intake, plan on using your bolt on parts like throttle body, cruise control and sensors.

Installation Tips

Installation is very straight forward, after removing your old intake sit them side by side and compare to ensure an exact fit. Then switch over your necessary parts to complete the manifold and get it ready to install. Always clean the bottom of the intake and replace the intake gasket.

Ongoing maintenance

Maintain according to your owners manual .