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Author Topic:   Intake Manifold Leak
sleadhead44
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted June 11, 2004 10:03 AM  
My intake manifold is leaking at the back of the motor, just behind the distributor. Would it be ok, just to silicone this up?

WesternAuto17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 569
posted June 11, 2004 10:28 AM  
Silicone away without fear.

joetaylor
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 640
posted June 11, 2004 11:07 AM  
when I put th intake on I don't use the end gaskets I put a 1/4" of siley cone down and set the intake torqu accordingly and then no leaks It even states that in motors manuel for the fords

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted June 11, 2004 04:24 PM  
The rubber gaskets are more of a problem than they solve. Chevrolet doesn't even use them on the newer engines. I had a leak on my 96 truck and the instruction said to just silcone the front and back. Works everytime.

Racing7500
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted June 13, 2004 05:28 AM  
Go to a GM dealer and get a tube of engine assembly adheisive, its gray and in a white tube. We have been using it for a few years and have never had a leak anywhere it is used. We live by that stuff!!!

    

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