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Old 30th April 2008, 03:23 PM   #1
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Do I need to use gasket sealant/gum/paste/spit etc for....

exhaust manifold gasket
inlet manifold gasket
manifold to downpipe gasket
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Old 30th April 2008, 04:03 PM   #2
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you don't use sealant on the exhaust manifold gasket, just use a good OE quality metal type gasket, make sure that the mating surfaces are clean, and are flat.
Just dont forget to use new nuts....
The same applies for the downpipe to manifold gasket, but you can use a smear of sealant here.
AS for the inlet manifold gasket, the TIS say to just replace the gasket.
Good luck putting it all back.
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Old 30th April 2008, 08:01 PM   #3
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what nuts and bolts do you use on the inlet manifold? i had a look on ebay but not 100% sure which were the right ones

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Inlet-and-Exha...QQcmdZViewItem

are they the right ones??
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Old 30th April 2008, 11:38 PM   #4
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i always use a bit of sealer for good measure. ntohing worse than bolting everything back up and finding you have a tiny blow on it that some sealer would of sorted out perfect.
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