Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Calgary, Canada
Re: Intake Manifold Gasket Question
Just use a little bit of some good quality rtv around the water ports, I prefer Ultra Black myself. You can also use just a dab of yellow weatherstrip adhesive just to hold the side gaskets form slipping, usually the size of a match on the side of the outer intake ports.
The intake gasket sets are embrossed with a raised section around the ports so no sealer is required unless you have some gasket surface imperfections.
The weatherstrip adhesive is nasty ( we used to call it Yellow Death ), Good Luck getting the gaskets off if you use too much, you will be cursing and scraping for hours. JMO.
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