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Old 06-30-2010, 12:17 PM
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Default changing out intake gasket

Could some one indicate whats exactly involved in replacing the intake gasket. What would have to be unbolted. Larry. Would the exhaust manifold have to be unbolted. I no the distributor would have to come out. Thanks
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:39 PM
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You need the proper year shop manual for your car. It makes everything so much easier.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:52 PM
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Larry, I would drain the oil (and leave the plug out), and drain the coolant below the intake level. Then, disconnect the gas pedal/trans linkage, disconnect the upper heater hose, and take the bolts/nuts off both sides of the intake manifold.

If you have a shop manual, this procedure is explained in better detail. Follow the manual's instructions! There are a few things they left out of the manual:

When you take the intake manifold off, some coolant may 'spill' into the oil passages. If that happens, I wash it out (oil pan drain plug is still removed) because antifreeze will ruin bearings.

When you reinstall the intake manifold, put sealer around the water ports on the new gasket. My Y-Block has two bolts that pass through water ports, so I seal those as well. When you are done, plug all the holes, restore all the fluids, and check for leaks. I use an UN-lit propane torch (outdoors) to go around the intake gasket. If the idle speed increases, there is a vacuum leak, or if fluids are not contained, the intake must be re-seated. - Dave
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:48 PM
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On FE's valve covers. rocker arms and push rods. You also need some help puttin it back on so it doesn't leak.
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