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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2000, 10:29 AM
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manifold still leaks

Ok, I did what Leve said! Got the manifolds resurfaced yesterday and then put them on~! I tightened to torque specs using the pattern. I did 10, then 15 and then 20 till I got to 25! To make a long story short, I did it very carefully and the sucker still leaks. SO where do I go from here? New manifold. Try again? Kind of stuck on this one. Ready to go without the manifold. How long does it take for valves to burn up(LOL)? Anyway, thanks in advance, and if I do need a new manifold, anyone recommend a good place to purchase this said manifold? Thanks


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2000, 12:07 PM
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Re: manifold still leaks

I assume you are talking about the exhaust. 4WD HW has them for $150.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2000, 07:09 PM
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Re: manifold still leaks

Well, I just looked at my manual to see the torque specs for the exhaust manifold..

Bolts 1 thru 11 are set at 23.

Bolts 12 and 13 are at 50.

Did you use any sealant on the gasket? You may want to retorque those bolts....

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Re: manifold still leaks

Did you use the silver gasket ? I know everyone recommends not to use It .So when I put my manifolds back on after the rebuilt engine went in I did not use them and developed a real bad leak,Whisteling like an incoming bomb in the movies LOL so I took it apart and installed the gasket set, both intake and Exhaust and it fixed the problem.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2000, 09:23 AM
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Re: manifold still leaks

I installed the entire gasket set! I torqued the end bolts down to 50 lbs, and left all others at 25. I was hoping that this will cure the problem, but now it is ticking when the engine is working, when I let the clutch out. If the engine is revved without driving the car it sounds ok! I am going to check the manifold to exhaust pipe bolts. The thing could have at least gone back as good as it did before i took it apart you know! Thanks for the help guys!


post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2000, 10:24 AM
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Re: manifold still leaks

Ok, I just drove it and it is ticking. I am guessing that is exhaust related. I might just take it up to the shop. I think I am about at the end of my rope mechanically. From here, I am not sure where else to go. Any ideas or other possible reasons? Thanks


post #7 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2000, 10:40 AM
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Re: manifold still leaks

I just changed my gaskets and i installed the one piece gasket for both the intake and exhaust and i used a liberal (dam I hate to use that word) amount of copper rtv on both sides of the gasket and it worked great also is o2 sensor safe. good luck

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