I don't see how one could have fouled. There is not coolant running through them, so it's not like anything inside of them is under pressure. The only thing I could see is someone making smacking a wrech or something off of one of the runners or something and then cracking it.Originally posted by Rabbit@Mar 21 2004, 04:51 AM
I've seen a fouled one of these. I hope they got the bugs worked out on the newer ones.
Ford's modular motors also use the composite intake, but they do have coolant running through them. Some of their earlier designs had problems cracking (such as my buddy with a 96 GT). I'm not sure when they switched, but the newer style has a cast section that's under pressure so it's not going to leak.
If you are worrying about the life of the "plastic" intake, don't.