Engine intake or head gasket???

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  1. texmirage

    texmirage Member

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    I just bought a 2003 gt I boughfrom a auction with no key so it was kind of blind purchase
    Got it home had a key made and it runs but has a miss. Then I took it for a test drive got about 2 blocks away and white smoke out of the exhaust on the passenger tail pipe. I was a pretty good amount too.
    Did some research and found out about the intake.
    Well I happened to find a replacement one with the aluminum cross over in a bone yard for $30. I figured WTH, I can take it back if needed. Anyway got to digging on the car and it turns out I have a Ford intake with the aluminum cross over pipe already on the car. Pulled it out and there was water /coolant inside the intake. The back three plugs on the passenger side of the motor all have signs of moister/water.

    Also the oil is a chocolate color.<--- I know that is NOT a good sign. But i'm REALLLLLLY hoping a leaky intake could possible cause that.

    What do you guys think??? I did some reading online and some say water CAN NOT get to the plugs from the intake. So am I looking at a head gasket.
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    flstang65 Well-Known Member

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    How much did you pay for the car at auction?
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