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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 03, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are the symptoms of a manifold leak? The gasket at the head looks normal when engine is cold but when it warms up, looks oily. If I stomp on the accelorator from a dead stop it pops or backfires.
Thanks for the advice.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 03, 10:34 PM
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for starters,get a can of spray carb cleaner(with the little jet hose)and spray around the manifold gaskets and other likely vaccum leak spots.if you hear the engine bog,you have probably found a leak.make sure you arent overspraying into the carb as it will have the same results.
sounds like timing tho!
good luck!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 03, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, sounds like a good ideal. I think you are right about the timing, I still have a point type ignition. I know I can upgade the point type to electronic with "Pertronix Ignitor" but I don't know if it is any good.

Thanks again!
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