Thanks Paul, I will certainly do that.Merry Christmas!
On Dec 23, 2015, at 8:30 PM, paul <paulholm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 12/23/15 18:38, Michael Moore mmoore8425@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] wrote:
> Several weeks ago I discovered I had a massive leak between my intake
> manifold and each heads, pretty much halfway back on each side.
> I discussed this with Jeff Carter several weeks ago, and he thought
> if the sealing ribs embossed in the valley gasket weren’t flattened I
> might need to use a paper gasket.
> He is currently unavailable. I have removed the old valley metal
> gasket and all surfaces are flattened as I might expect. I noticed
> the two center bolts on each side were not as tight as the rest. Not
> “loose”, just not as tight. My current plan is to clean heads and
> valley in car to be spotless and use a tiny bead of red hi temp rtv
> on the engine, all around with a tiny circle around each intake. I’ll
> install that, install the sheet metal clips front and rear along with
> the insulation bags and tighten those down. I will then put circles
> (like o rings) of rtv around each intake port opening, install and
> torque down to 40 ft-lbs the intake manifold. Am I missing anything?
> (I really only want to do this once!)
> Thanks, Mike Moore 300H
Its quite possible that after a heat cycle, run the engine and
then let it totally cool down, you might want to re-torque the
intake bolts??? Gently!!! :-)
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