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kecksnext 05-14-2010 09:50 AM

intake manifold issue
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is there anything that can be done before its too late? JB Weld?

doclouie 05-14-2010 02:34 PM

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.

kecksnext 05-14-2010 04:08 PM

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?

Jerry Bransford 05-14-2010 05:06 PM

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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