Hey guys need a little help! I am doing the Explorer manifold swap on my 88. The original throttle body has two ports on it one on the right and one on the left. On the original Lower intake there was a coolant hose (I think a coolant hose) that ran to one of these ports and the other ran to the oil filler neck, on the Explorer lower there is no spot for the hose that ran off the original lower intake which I believe provided coolant to the body or maybe vacuum.?.? Do I just plug that port on the throttle body??? The other side is ok and is hooked up to the oil filler neck. Also, now keep in mind I am new at this.... I put the new manifold on before I noticed there was no spot for the intake air sensor...I know, bone head move but a rookie mistake. I know I need to tap an die a new hole for this sensor but would you recommend pulling everything back off or should I be ok doing it while its still together and just run a shop vac while I'm drilling to grab most of the metal fragments??? Also I started the car with out this sensor in place and the car did start and ran for a good 10 minutes I was adjusting the timing when she stalled and I have not been able to get her started since!
It seems she is flooding out which I think may be do to the Air sensor not being plugged in but not 100% sure. I've tried everything except the drilling and putting the sensor back in its original place which includes setting the timing 10 times just to be sure it was not the issue. I even changed the plugs because they were saturated but still nothing. She is turning over and seems to want to start . Any help would be greatly appreciated....I'M LOST!