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Old 01/02/2011, 07:38 AM   #9
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That's right by using the gasket the manifold temp is much hotter resulting in warped and broken manifolds. The MCA deducts for the use of gaskets. I machine mine then paint the engine surfaces with the engine paint and the manifold surfaces with the manifold paint and use antiseize on the studs and torque them. Run the engine for a hour and retorque them after it cools. I have never had one leak. Marty

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