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Old 05-14-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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intake manifold issue

is there anything that can be done before its too late? JB Weld?
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:34 PM   #2
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Can't tell if that is a crack or flashing from the sand cast aluminum. Flashing from a poor mold is pretty common and does not pose a problem.

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Old 05-14-2010, 05:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I didn't dig into it so it may very well be the flashing. Should I clean that stuff out as it's the intake? I can't imagine that stuff getting sucked into the motor is good. Any tips or suggestions on going about this?
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:06 PM   #4
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I would remove the TB and with a vacuum cleaner sucking via a taped on smaller diamter hose, probe that area with a sharp screwdriver & see if it is just flashing junk or if it is truly cracked. I doubt it is really cracked, they don't have a history of that.

Or before removing the TB, try cleaning the TB's interior with a good aerosol TB cleaner per the instructions on the can. That will clean up that intake area too, perhaps enough to tell what is really going on there.
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