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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 03:31 PM
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With talk of an intake job IDK if topend gasket kits even include china wall rubber pcs. anymore. I'm with the camp that personally wouldn't use them, and just lay on a full bead of rtv (favorite color for this is blue) and just bed the intake bed with a couple bolts started and let set overnight before torquing everything and firing up. Otherwise just be sure to get Felpro print-o-seal and you shouldn't have to touch that job again. Oh and how many hours to get the filter adapter recess perfectly cleaned is an inverse measure of your accumulated karma.

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post #22 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, it's getting the old gasket material off the oil filter adapter that stopped me from doing it when I was pressed for time. I even printed the threads with pictures of all the tools that have been used for the job. I'm mentally, if not physically, prepared.

Thanks for the input on the gaskets. No one wants to go to all the work and have to re-do because of leaks.

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post #23 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-05-2019, 05:30 PM
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Of course, one thing always leads to another--if you're going to do the oil filter adapter, then there's the oil cooler hoses to consider...


I didn't mind cleaning out the filter adapter gasket that much. A thin straight screwdriver for scraping, and some kinda spray solvent (gasket remover, carb cleaner, somethin'), multiple pairs of jackstands for mental comfort, and a big padded rubber floor mat for dozing under the car between scraping rounds.
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Oh baby you've read my mind. The beer lodged behind the jackstand is also nice. Yoga pads? what are they? Oh right - for car yoga! I did my coolant lines a year ago, but I suspect the crush washers might need renewing.

The weather is getting PERFECT for car work here in Eastern Oregon, so I gotta get all the taxes sorted (I have business, farming, you name it, to deal with) so I can play outside in the grease.

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Well, on a lark, I googled intake manifold gasket set, and ordered up a Fel-Pro one from a place in Portland, OR, called Advance Auto parts. In addition to the intake gaskets it looks like it has the injector O rings, air intake gasket, and one other gasket that I don't recognize. I also got a timing cover set so's I could do the waterpump shaft seal again when needed. So's I could get free shipping. I have used RTV plenty, and have probably used too much of it on occasion...Anyway, the price was right (I got an extra discount because this was my first time ordering) and I had extra money in my Paypal account, so I thought, what the hay? I love learning more about my car...The manifold gasket part# is MS95580, if anyone has any comments.

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For the intake reseal, you'll want this kit as well: o-rings for the FP regulator/fuel crossover tube--the originals are unlikely to survive the job without leaking.

https://www.impalassforum.com/vBulle...ing-kit-s.html
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OK, a quick check on that link leaves me wondering - where do I find this kit? Or query for it? Or maybe I need to just wade through all the posts...Who's gotten this lately?

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...... Or maybe I need to just wade through all the posts...

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The auction in the link of Post#5 of that link has ended, but it points to several other live ones - like here from Brock's:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAMARO-Z28-...d=142908121970



I envy you - started with the starter and now migrated up all over the top. You'll be asking for spring and rocker numbers next.... haha

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post #29 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-06-2019, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Oh 96, you say the sweetest things to a girl!

So - checked out the auction - the 5.7L engine from the Camaro is the basically the same engine I have in my 95 Wagon?

BTW - at 337,000 miles what should I be worrying about? She's not burning oil (just leaking it). The automatic tranny is still original, so I wonder when that will give out, but the car just keeps going. It's really amazing. And the front end could stand a rebuild - have not done ANY work like that, ever, so of course have been putting that off out of fear of the unknown.

Anyway - thanks for the tips! To be cont'd, I'm sure...

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.The manifold gasket part# is MS95580, if anyone has any comments.

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FelPro makes good gaskets. I use their "printo" line of gaskets for the intake but the one you got should work just fine.

FWIW I have always used Permatex Black "ultra" RTV for intake as it has a very high oil resistance to it vs the small tube that comes with the gasket set.

After cleaning both mating surfaces I wipe them down a few times with acetone

You can use to short pieces of wood dowel on one side of the motor only in a intake bolt hole front & back to help align intake as you set it down on the RTV. Then just remove the dowel. Some even use a bolt they cut the head off as a simple alignment tool also

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