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Anybody else use Torque Plus intake manifold gaskets ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Z3PR, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    Torque Plus I use them and like them alot. Anyone else run them ???
     
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    I use Fel-Pro ONLY.
     
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    I haven't givin any gaskets a chance to go out on me yet..the motor gives up first.

    oh and FELPRO


    /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif tim and I agree..again /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I think they look like a good way to keep nuts and bolts from ending up in the cylinder if you drop them down the intake /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    yep felpro only, cept for maybe copper head gaskets in which would be wild

    also fel pro has oen piece oil pan gasket in which is great but upper 20s or lower 30s price but reuseable though a few times /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    ive been thinking about running these but desided not to because they didn't come with the gasket kit i ordered /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I can't see how reducing air flow is going to make more horsepower. Any screen, no matter how fine, reduces the cross sectional area of the opening it is covering. Why spend hundreds of dollars on headers, better flowing heads, bigger cams, etc and then install a flow restrictor in the intake runners? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    I had them on a 350 a few yrs ago. Didn't notice any difference. I had to replace a cyl head a few months after putting them on. They got torn during disassy. Put FelPro on. Performance & milage was the same in my case.
     
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    Looks like a gimmickto me. Show me dyno #s that prove they make a difference and I'll consider em then. /forums/images/graemlins/bewarespam.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I think they look like a good way to keep nuts and bolts from ending up in the cylinder if you drop them down the intake /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Yes they are, and yes, I've torn the top of carbs to adjust whatever with them still on the manifold befor.
     
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    I can't understand why I can't find any dyno tests with those things. There has to be a magazine out there that isn't scared of that company! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    They've been around for years. I first used them in 94, and I'm sure they've been around longer then that.
     
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    Those rank right up there with the Tornado and Slick 50. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    It probably ranks up there with the TORNADO and SpiralMax in effectiveness.

    Imagine if something harmless like hair, a piece of paper, or a leaf gets sucked in and blocks the screen? I can't be the only one that test runs without the air cleaner on. I'd rather risk a valve getting hurt by having a leaf go through it than pull down a motor with a "dead" cylinder and find out that it's getting blocked because there is a leaf stuck there.


    I have been flirting with the idea of finding some rare-earth magnets and using them on my fuel line though.
    http://www.fut.es/~sje/mag_fuel.htm
     
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    In all actuality, a set of these WOULD have saved my Olds motor from a ruined valve, but that just made me get a better set of heads! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     

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