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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 10, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Is my intake warped?

I have a 396 with an Edelbrock aluminum intake.WhenI put it together it seemed like it didn't fit the heads just right. theres a gap where the heads meet the block on all 4 corners. I put extra silicone in the corners of the gaskets and thought that should seal it. but after running a few hundred miles on it ,I have a litlle oil leak there.Do I have the wrong heads or is the intake warped. I had the block and heads redone,and it's the intake that came off.?????

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Re: Is my intake warped?

how old is the intake? and does it have a lot of miles? and if it does i would say yes then it is warped
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 10, 06:10 PM
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Re: Is my intake warped?

Isn't it the case if the block is decked or the heads are trued the angle/relationship that the intake sits on will change so the intake has to be machined to account for that?

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Re: Is my intake warped?

Ed,
Did you use the stock type cork or rubber gaskets on the front and rear surface where the intake meets the block ? If so, that is probably the problem. Once the heads or block have been machined, the front and rear gaskets can hold the intake up too far.

That is why almost everyone just uses a bead of silicon across the front and back, it can compress to whatever thickness it needs to be.

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Re: Is my intake warped?

Bill, I used the rubber gaskets on front and back of block,put silicone in the corners,evidently not enough,,, or it may be pushing the rubber gasket out of place. So should I just can the rubber gaskets and use silicone?

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Isn't it the case if the block is decked or the heads are trued the angle/relationship that the intake sits on will change so the intake has to be machined to account for that?
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