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My engine ODed on coolant via Felpro intake gaskets!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigBurban350, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. BigBurban350

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    Has anyone seen this before? (how the gasket is streched)

    I don't think I forced the gaskets like that to rip it, its odd how the holes are elongated. Right now I can only think of heat expansion causing this.
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    looks like over tourqed my self.:o
     
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    Yup, looks like it to me as well, and maybe the surfaces weren't perfectly cleaned and smooth before applying the gaskets?
    (thats just a guess though)
     
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    Come on now, I want to blame somebody else!
     
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    ok, then blame the person that did it, if you did it, then blame the person you WERE going to have do it, for not doing it, and forcing YOU to do it. :D
     
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    agreed
     
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    Ditto....you didn't RTV the coolant ports along with the gasket? I've done that on all the motors I've worked on before. (5)
     
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    You can blame me for it my wife always does :crazy:
     
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    Do you put RTV on the gasket itself, or around the gasket area?
     
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    I always just throw a thin coat on the gasket and mating surfaces around there, just alittle extra insurance against leaking.

    Looks like you used the end rubber gaskets as well, MAN those suck,,,literally :doah:
     
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    Don't go crazy but if you want it to be sealed up use rtv on everything... intake ports, water ports, and where you used the black rubber gaskets(front and back of the block).

    I use it on both sides of the gasket...
     
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    Thats the part number dart gave me, oh well.
     
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    go get new set. open box then throw out end seals. use black rtv on neds 1/4" thick. apply the red tack&seal from locktite/permatex to the intake ports. and use small amount of black at coolent ports.


    but first make sure all surfaces are clean.:D
     

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