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    Intake end seal gap

    After replacing my headgasket I can't seem to get a good block to intake end seal.

    The Weiand Stealth that I have has the ends milled down to almost flush. I can get a awesome seal intake to head, but have a gap of .160" between intake to block.

    I am using Fel Pro 1250 intake gasket set.

    Is this something I can make up with stuffing a heaping bead of "Right Stuff" and call it a day?

    Toss the intake in the trash?

    Have someone build up the ends with TIG welding and mill flat?

    Use the cork gaskets with a good coating of RTV to make up the diff due to the milling?

    Thanks for any help.

    Greg
    Last edited by Overdrive; 07-13-2012 at 12:16 AM.

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    You might need to mill down the intake, did they take alot off the deck ?

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    Nothing off the deck but a slight mill to clean off the shit gasket. Heads were not milled again just enough to clean the surface.

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    bead of rtv and call it a day.






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    all i use is rtv black on both ends of the intake along the block. lay down a fat bead and let it set up for a couple minutes then another quick smaller bead on top of that and bolt down your intake.

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    Roger that a heavy dose (3/8 bead) of RTV it is then.

    Do they make a thinner performance intake gasket set. Still want to block off the heat cross over in the intake.

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    3/8 of black rtv. never used gaskets for the ends. no leak

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    Right stuff is the shit! LT1s have that problem and dont even have gaskets for the front and rear of the intake. I use right stuff every time I pull the intake and never have leaks.

    Hoping to be fast someday

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    I buy the stuff in bulk. So when I mean RTV its like slang for "Right Stuff". I don't think I even have any ultra black or gray.

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    try drilling very light holes in the intake or block and install very shallow dowel pins..use a thick bead of rtv and done! worked great when i had a fucked up head & intake combo once.


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