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As some of you know I just replaced my intake manifold. If I can say one thing to the shade tree mechanics like myself : that would be don t go easy with the RTV. I did and last night I noticed a bit of oil leaking out of the back of the intake. Needless to say off it can another 20 min cleaning the sufaces then I had to put it all back together...AAAHH only took about an hour in total so not to bad......just thought I would share this helpful information haha Lance
 

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Lance,
I find that the cork gaskets work better in the long run. Regardless, wether using RTV or the cork gaskets everything has to be totally free of oil residue if it is expected to seal properly. That means several scrubbings of both surfaces with paint thinner, MEK or some other non-soap grease remover.
 
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