Ford Windstar Motor Issue

Hey All
Is anyone familiar with an issue that Ford Windstars motors have where the intake has an air leak of some kind in it? I had a local mechanic
tell me that there is some kind of an "Alert" from Ford our on it but it isn't a big enough issue to do a recall. I'm not sure I'm even stating this the correct way but I'm looking for info on what exactly the issue is and wondering how tough it is to just have a local shade-tree mechanic friend of mine fix it himself.
It's a 1999 Windstart with a 3.8 motor with lots of miles. But it still runs great. Any input or where to find input would be great.
Thanks in Advance
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Hi I have a 96 Windstar thats news keep the results posted please. I found on these vans u must keep cleaning the MAS air unit every six months or its starts to ping. I had my engine rebuilt due to the head gasket issue. Now it threw a rod through the oil pan. Glad its under warranty. Only 6,000 kilo's on it .
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Bought a new Winstar in 1995 and now it has almost 180,000 miles on it. Had the head gaset thing done under warranty at 99,000 Didn't need it but hey it was free. I haven't had any trouble with it since new. I know, I'm just lucky I guess. And I pulled a 25' travel trailer over 20,000 miles with it.
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