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I need to fix the oil leaks around the back of the intake.
What are the best intake gaskets? A valley pan is good for keeping the oil from splashing onto the intake, but is it worth it?

and NO way am i gonna use the rubber valley seals.
please advise. thanks.
 

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2 words, Fel pro print o seal!! Wait thats 5 words!! What the heck I might as well say Mr Gasket too!
 

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Yeah, Fel Pro. And lay a bead of Permatex at the front and back.
 

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Ive got FelPros in mine, no leaks at all. I think no one uses the cork or rubber front and rear intake gaskets... Most Ford guys recomment a good bead of black shmoo (silicone). Make sure you get enough to fill the gap, and put a little up around the water passage hole on the gaskets. I'm sure others will have differing opinions, but this is what I do.

Ron.
 

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What is Fel Pro?
 

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a gasket company, under the federal Mogal corp. (sp?)

so.. 86 the valley pan type?
with no water passage thru the intake on a cleveland, the intake wont get too hot will it?
 

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We've got Federal Mogul [sp] here as well, wonder if they stock it.
 

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Permatex "the Right Stuff" is excellent for the front and back seals. It is expensive but worth it. I use the 3M super weatherstrip adhesive on the original equipment valley pan to seal the ports.
 
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