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4.6 intake leak

5 6 7 8 plugs are wet with antifreeze
1 & 3 also
6 plug filed
Is it a bad intake gasket

1998 4.6 mustang

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Are they wet on the outside ? if they r its the intake on the inside head gaskets.

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