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Old 05-15-2009
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Got my throttle body in(lots of pics)

Swapped my throttle body last week, the new one came from a 2001 3.0 Escape. Here's are some pics of the process.

Difference in size from original:


Intake JB welded and bored out to match new TB:


Filled these small gaps with more JB weld to seal IAC port from TB to upper:


Top lip of TB grinded down for IAC clearence:


Basically a bolt on with a few small modifications:


Had to make this small L-shaped piece of metal to attach the new TB to the bracket that holds the throttle cable and cruise control cable:


Found this intake adapter at a parts store and had to join it to my stock intake tube with a piece of 2.5" pipe, works fine for now but I'm going to swap my tube later on:


Whole view of the new setup(I know my engine is filthy):


Hope you all enjoyed the photos. It wasnt a very hard mod at all with a little time and patience and I did notice a nice sound increase and some throttle response.
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are the comps different between the 1998 with the screw tps and the electic ones...if not could i put a throttle body on my truck with an electric tps so i dont have to worry about if its set right after i messed with it...and i tried setting it to .97 but then it idled to high so i wonder if an computerized one will work better?
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why?
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nice. several guys have done this, but this is the first one I can remember with pics and details.
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yeah same, i'm kinda glad theres some pictures.
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couldn't you have just got some gasket material and made your own gasket for between the TB and intake??? I think it wold have worked so you didn't have to put so much JB weld in there... Anyone?
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couldn't you have just got some gasket material and made your own gasket for between the TB and intake??? I think it wold have worked so you didn't have to put so much JB weld in there... Anyone?
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I did make a gasket, just dont have a pic of it. The JB weld is to fill the void spaces in the composite flange so that the gasket is useful. The stock setup has an O-ring type gasket and you cant use it after you bore out.
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I need to do this. Really noticeable gains?
I've had my composite upper, and TB sitting in the garage for well over a year.

And i have a whole Aluminum Upper and Lower Intake manifold sitting in my garage too i was thinking of porting/polishing.

So much to do, so little time.
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i would love to do this to my truck
i have a 06
i just dont know what year escape TB to get ...any body know???
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it says he got it from an 01 escape 3.0L
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it says he got it from an 01 escape 3.0L
yeah BUT he doesn't have an 06 ranger
or are the engines the same ? i just want the bolt holes to mach
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i would think that they would be the same as long as you have the plastic upper intake
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How's it running??? Did you need a tune? or did it adjust itself??
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