I believe he mentioned he did that above. And dropped it an inch unexpectedly, which could have set him a tad off.Make your own intake studs with some longer bolts that are the same threads as the intake bolts so you can put them in the 4 corners of the heads and can slide the intake down into its position square straight and centered. Then once its down and into position unscrew the studs out and install intake bolts and torque down. Only need to thread the studs in a couple turns by hand.
Yeah and pull upper intake back off after a few heat cycles and re-torque againHow many times do you go thru the torque sequence when bolting it down? I always go thru it a few times because it moves with the first sequence - I stop when there's no rotation of the bolts anymore at the torque spec.
If you use a torque wrench, it takes like 4-6 times before the torque evens out. The first time I did one I thought I had something wrong because of that.How many times do you go thru the torque sequence when bolting it down? I always go thru it a few times because it moves with the first sequence - I stop when there's no rotation of the bolts anymore at the torque spec.
I hope you’re right! I’ve got a business trip coming up so I won’t be able to tear into it for another week. I’ll provide some pics once I have the lower off to see you if I can pin point the failure. I am going to stick with the MS93334 kit (steel core gasket) minus the blue end pieces of course.Wow I’ve never personally gone until torque evens out. Thanks for sharing. I might torque mine again after having a head off a year ago (removed broken lower intake bolt in rear against firewall naturally….)
I look forward to OPs next run at this. I think he will nail it with all this good advice.
I hope you’re right! Yes for sure once I’ve driven the car a couple of times I intend to torque down the lower again one last time.Your leak problem is now GONE for sure. . Don’t forget to retorque after a few heat cycles of running the engine to normal op temps. Retorquing after initial install isn’t what I was referring to.