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Intake Manifold Gasket

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Grifter, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Grifter

    Grifter Member

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    I recently replaced my Intake manifold on my GSR with the Skunk2 manifold. However when I replaced the manifold I used the old gasket, it seemed in pretty good shape at the time. When I went to start my car it seemed to think that 3000RPM was a good point at which to idle.

    I took off the old manifold gasket with a razor blade (very fragile, hard and brittle but some of it really wanted to stay on.

    Here’s my question. Is there some kind of sealant that I should use on the gasket when I put the new one on. Would putting formagasket paste around the gasket help or hinder the performance of the gasket. I believe my problems before were caused by an air leak with the old gasket. PS I also replaced the gasket on the throttle body
     
  2. 94RedSiGal

    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    No sealant is necessary. Just make sure the new gasket is in good shape. Flat and not torn. Old gaskets just tend to stick on like that.

    BTW... I know this because I watched nfn15037 put on a Skunk2 manifold on his GS-R coupe last weekend. Nice mod! :thumbsup:
     
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    You replaced the gasket with an OEM style gasket? I would have went with the Hondata Unit for $50. Anyhow, make sure the old gasket is completely removed.
     
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    That’s cool, I just looked it up. I didn’t know there were options, I just bought the OEM replacement. The old gasket is completely removed... took forever but it’s removed.

    I really don’t want this gasket to be easy to remove... if anything I want to make absolutely sure that it has the best bond possible.
     
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    If you torque the bolts down correctly, there won't be any leaks.
     
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    staring from the middle working my way to the outsides, 17 foot pounds.

    is that correct?
     
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    Check your manual for the car, dude.
     
  8. CarAudiophile

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    I have the Hondata Intake Manifold Gasket.. Cool piece of work that is supposed to work.. I have yet to install my New Intake Manifold (probablly won't) but it says it should work..
     
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    the Hondata IM gasket is awesome. I recently stumbled across a site that has em for $49... thats crazy...
     
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    Guy Senior Member

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    Ive got a hondata IM gasket and skunk2 IM, good stuff.

    If $50 is too much im pretty sure i remember another company selling knock-offs of the hondata gasket for like $27
     
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    according to hondara's website they make one that will fit a d16z http://www.hondata.com/heatshield.html

    aside from that i checked out three other insulated IM gasket sites and no listings for anything d series. poor single cams
     
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