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Intake manifold gasket - use gasket sealer?

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Intake manifold gasket - use gasket sealer?

Post #1 by 62Ranchero200 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:35 pm

OK, I made intake manifold gaskets by cutting out a sheet of gasket material, then using a hole punch to punch out the bolt holes. Cut out the holes for the ports with an exacto knife.

Since no water flows through the intake manifold, I don't need sealer on the gasket, right?

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Re: Intake manifold gasket - use gasket sealer?

Post #2 by 170-3tree » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:41 pm

It's up to you, I had some issues with vacuum so I sprayed Copper coat on both sides before install. I say better add a layer since she's a pain to remove and install on the car.
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Re: Intake manifold gasket - use gasket sealer?

Post #3 by AzCoupe » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:51 am

Just to let you know... we finally have intake gaskets. If you need any, just let me know and I'll ship a couple sets to you (no charge).
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Re: Intake manifold gasket - use gasket sealer?

Post #4 by wcol » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:15 pm

Mike are they the gaskets that are metal to take heat..

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