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Re: Dreaded intake manifold gasket leak
for the most part, it's a easy job, since i do an average of 10 of these a month. the biggest trick for the do-it-yourselfer is making soure the cam sensor (distributor) is put in properly, exactly as it was removed. i make three marks, one where the rotor is pointing, second, where the sensor body is to the upper intake, and third, when you pull the sensor out, where the rotor mark lies. it the sensor is off by any little bit, the check engine light will come on and will run odd.
there are a few more tricks i have gathered from doing there all the time.
while the intake is off, replace the die cast heater fitting with a steel one, too many problems with the cast ones.
all in all, it's a easy job, just more precice. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]