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Vortec Intake Gasket

Anyone ever use the intake gaskets from the Felpro ms98000T set? The rubber on this gasket is supposed to compensate for very minor pitting around the water ports on the intake. Says specifically not to use any RTV on the included directions. I always have used a little RTV around those ports, and wanted to see if anyone had used these gaskets and if they were effective without it.

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Re: Vortec Intake Gasket

thats the same gasket I used on my vortec head 327---works very well

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thats the same gasket I used on my vortec head 327---works very well
Thanks Randy. Did you have any minor pitting around the water jackets? Did you use any RTV or just by itself?

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Re: Vortec Intake Gasket

Chad---I dont recall any pitting, but it was a few years back---I only used RTV for the end seals---make sure you get the cylinder head surface nice and clean

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Re: Vortec Intake Gasket

Chad, how bad is the pitting , where, on the heads or intake. I had pitting that was bad on the intake and I smeared some JB weld to fill in the spots. I filed it down and used the rtv on ends of 1206 gaskets. I used red rtv for intake valley seals. I let it cure some 5 min before putting on intake. That help form a rubber seal.

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Don - I guess the aluminum is more 'stained' than pitted around the water ports. Do you know what causes that? Surface is pretty smooth overall. I've used the Ultra Black for the China Walls before and it worked pretty good.

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Don - I guess the aluminum is more 'stained' than pitted around the water ports. Do you know what causes that? Surface is pretty smooth overall. I've used the Ultra Black for the China Walls before and it worked pretty good.
Chad, the intake is where I applied the JB weld . The back cly head ports are basically dead spots as no water really circulates there.

All sbc has this. This corrosion almost ate my stock Z manifold back there. I clean it up and filled it in, sanded JB down and put sealer as you mentioned.

Since I learned this, I have drilled my new intake to circulate water to the T-stat housing adapter. I noticed when I did this, my water temps dropped about 10 as the back cly head spots don't really allow cooling . Not sure if GM ever considered changing the water flow pattern as ever GM sbc I have seen since the first ones in 1954 , were this way. At a museum , I saw the first V8, it was crude but showed the same pattern.
Use the sealer, allow to set a little , then tighten it down. Same for front and rear end seals. Always worked for me. I don't use gaskets there as even the cork will slide our over time or soak up oil.

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Use the sealer, allow to set a little , then tighten it down. Same for front and rear end seals. Always worked for me. I don't use gaskets there as even the cork will slide our over time or soak up oil.
Don - These Felpro ms98000T intake gaskets are backed with a steel insert and have quite a bit of rubber around all of the intake/water ports. Supposedly these are Felpros new design for 'weathered' mating surfaces and the reviews are awesome. Says not to use any RTV as it may cause the gasket to split. I usually use sealant on just about everything, so wanted to see if anyone had used these before.

I've got a new RPM Air Gap manifold I can use. Maybe I'll just use that one as I put a level across this one and can see a small amount of daylight, so not sure its completely straight anyway.

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Do as instructions stated. If you have an Airgap, you should have rear tapped holes, to reroute water passage. Its simple. I used the blue hose for water and AN connections.

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