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paul jr
06-13-2008, 07:52 PM
i have water leaking from in between the intake and the head can i just change the gasket?????????????????????

brothergrimms
06-13-2008, 08:19 PM
yes you can

paul jr
06-13-2008, 08:21 PM
yes you can
thanx

kootenaycat
06-13-2008, 09:11 PM
i have water leaking from in between the intake and the head can i just change the gasket?????????????????????

A Chevy with a coolant leak? That's odd, never seen that before. [16]

Make sure you dump the oil after changing the gasket set. You probably already knew, just saying.

F150HULK
06-14-2008, 08:54 AM
Get'em shaved while you have them off. Take to Tony at Alder

MetalMan
06-14-2008, 10:27 AM
Better make sure there's no pitting where the intake and heads meet, wouldn't be the first time that coolant never got changed and started eating metal. As long as the surfaces are flat and not cracked, yes you should be able to fix it by just changing the gaskets.

swamp rat
06-14-2008, 06:03 PM
remember silicon is your friend

kootenaycat
06-14-2008, 09:03 PM
remember silicon is your friend

Yah, but use it sparingly ONLY around the water passages. If you use the rubber end seals, DON'T use silicone to hold it down or seal the top, silicone just makes the rubber seal slide out of place. DO put it at the ends of the rubber seals where they meet the port gaskets. Or just put a 1/4" bead along the front and back and throw away the rubber seals. Personally I've had good luck using the rubber ones, just a dab of silicone at the ends.

MetalMan
06-14-2008, 10:27 PM
I loathe silicone, it's really good at clogging up water and oil pumps. It has its uses, but not as a replacement for gaskets. Except for cases like the butt points of the front and rear manifold strip gaskets I put my gaskets in totally dry and have never had a problem.

Growly Gorilla
06-15-2008, 07:18 AM
A Chevy with a coolant leak? That's odd, never seen that before. [16]

It's called job security. I've lost count how many intake jobs I've done,that's what I get for working at a Chev. dealership.:D

paul jr
06-15-2008, 07:53 AM
i am really appreciating all the input [36] now does anyone wanna make a couple a bucks ...i am working 7 days a week ..and i have learned one thing never start something like that at 7:00 at night unless you have done it before.......

kootenaycat
06-15-2008, 09:07 PM
It's called job security. I've lost count how many intake jobs I've done,that's what I get for working at a Chev. dealership.:D


No shit hey! I'm surprised that those engineers still have jobs. You'd think after doing it for as long as they have, they'd be able to build an engine that doesn't leak, doesn't rattle and can keep the exhaust manifolds from cracking or breaking studs in the first 5 years of it's life.

Growly Gorilla
06-16-2008, 07:12 AM
LOL no shit! [cheers]