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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Tj manifold to head question

I am finally getting around to putting my jeep together but I hit a snag.

I would almost swear when i took the intake and exaust manifold off there was a gasket in there, but I thought it was a thin metal one. When I got my gasket set the gasket that came with it is one of those thick silver looking one with holes in it. one piece for both manifolds. Again i was expecting a thin metal or paper gasket.

To confuse the matter even more the new exaust manifold says to put it on dry with no gasket for best results.

I am torn wether to just slap some high temp RTV on the manifolds and bolt it down or weather to use the thick gasket.

What do you think?

This new manifold is a universal fit for the 2.5l and terribly done. I could trim 10 pounds off of it for all the stuff that wasnt necessary for my application and the turn out is off by a half inch so it will be going to the exaust shop before I can do much with it.

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A couple of months ago I R & R'd the manifolds on the 258. The instructions in the gasket set said that stock there was no exhaust manifold gasket, just an intake, but because the exhaust manifold warps with heat and age it now should have a gasket. There was a thick one as you describe which went under both manifolds and a thinner paper one for under the intake only. The exhaust was badly warped, so I had it surfaced flat but used both gaskets anyway. So far it's tight.

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Thanks Jim

I have another question for you. That gasket that they supply for the intake/exaust has a pillowy silver side with holes in it and the other side is black and reminds one of a normal paper gasket. Which side goes to the head.

My first reaction was silver out to the manifold, but then after some thought i could justify it either way.

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On my 258 it's exhaust gasket with the paper side to the head and metal side towards the manifold. Then the intake gasket, and finally the manifolds.

The manifolds get loosely bolted to each other, then bolted to the head, and then everything torqued, but that may be different for you.

Going to get that junk running in time for The Bash next year?

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Yes Jim all it needs at the moment to run is a new battery! Maybee tomorrow!

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It is all back together. I need to replace a tie rod and maybee a set of ball joints. Aught to be road worthy then. If it runs down the road good after that I will leave it like this for the winter. If not I have a Clayton suspension to put in.

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You'll probably find something to gripe about, start a full suspension redo, and still be down for the Bash.

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That could happen and the parts are laying in the shop. At the moment it needs new ball joints on the driver side, new tie rod, and the throw out bearing is making noise. If I am going to take that throw out berring out it is a good time to replace the clutch. Well if the trans transfer is out, good time to put in the SYE, cant put it back in without a new driveshaft and cant run the old rearend with the new driveshaft pinion angle will be wrong, heck if I am gonna do the back half just as well do the front..... Ya I expect I will probably do that.

Believe it or not I really just want it back on the road for a second vehicle. my truck is getting alot of miles on it.

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