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Old 07-23-2014, 01:48 AM   #1
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After installing the M tuned fuel rail with new dash fittings and tidying up a few things, reroute passes through inlet manifold pipes, I need to refit the inlet manifold.

It appears the previous owner, when he built this motor in the first place used a small amount of liquid gasket around the water jacket holes.

Is this necessary with a new gasket?

Is it good or bad practice to do so as an extra precaution?
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We can build active wings, inconel studs, ecu magic, homo erotic comedy but no idea on a gasket...?
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Regardless of make or model, i rtv around all water passages on any gasket. A thin coat on both sides. But that's just me. I've never has a leak or issues with this, but I have had the occasional leak before I made it a common practice. I must emphasize, thin coat. Problems occur when people splooge it everywhere.
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Thanks Sean, that was my suspicion. Appreciate the help.
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Regardless of make or model, i rtv around all water passages on any gasket. A thin coat on both sides. But that's just me. I've never has a leak or issues with this, but I have had the occasional leak before I made it a common practice. I must emphasize, thin coat. Problems occur when people splooge it everywhere.
Probably not neede if gasket surfaces are flat. However, a little won't hurt. I put "the right stuff" on anything but head gaskets and mulilayer steel gaskets.
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Probably not neede if gasket surfaces are flat.
agree, my fuzzy memory is that anything that ever leaked on me either had damaged or pitted surfaces, or the old gasket wasnt removed 100%.

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anything but head gaskets and mulilayer steel gaskets.
good qualifier i should have mentioned
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