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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 19, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Question safe to remove intake manifold bolts to install wire stand?

I'm considering adding the left and right rear spark plug wire stands to an otherwise completely assembled engine. I would have to remove the back two intake manifold bolts on the left side and one bolt on the right side to do this. Is there a risk of breaking the seal of the gaskets at the intake ports if I do this? It is a stock small block cast iron intake manifold on stock cast iron heads.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 19, 06:29 PM
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Re: safe to remove intake manifold bolts to install wire stand?

I really would not think so

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Re: safe to remove intake manifold bolts to install wire stand?

No problem. Just do it with the engine cold and 1 side at a time.

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Re: safe to remove intake manifold bolts to install wire stand?

Done it Twice now, no problem
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 19, 05:13 AM
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Re: safe to remove intake manifold bolts to install wire stand?

Make sure the engine is cold and re-torque to specs. You'll be fine!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 19, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
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Re: safe to remove intake manifold bolts to install wire stand?

Thanks to all for your quick responses.

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