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Doing my intake gaskets. Any tips?

Hey guys I'm doing my intake manifold gaskets tomorrow, and I was just wondering if any one who has done theirs has any tips to make I go smooth.

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Make sure you have a long (like 4-5") T30 torx bit. I had to order one from Snap-on to do mine. Without it, there was no way to get the plastic manifold off. Other then that, it's a cake job. Just take your time with it.
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Let the gasket sealant cure. Dont start it for 1-2hrs. I'm guessing your getting the whole felpro kit? Are you doing uppers and lower intake?
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So a t30 with an extension won't cut it? Yeah I got the full felpro perma dry kit.
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I'd do the thermostat, coolant flush and valve cover gaskets.
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yeah ive got a new thermo, the felpro kit came with valve cover gaskets, and im just going to replace my coolant.
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I just realized you have the OHV not the OHC. Sorry, I needed a long *** T30 for my OHC but I'm not sure if you'll need one for the OHV.
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I just realized you have the OHV not the OHC. Sorry, I needed a long *** T30 for my OHC but I'm not sure if you'll need one for the OHV.
I was going to say, The intake on the OHV isn't plastic.

I did mine a bit ago. (kind of forced to) My thread
Just take your time, if you can avoid taking off the A/C lines, i'd do it. I had to take mine off with a special quick disconnect tool at the canister on the passenger side of the truck.

For future reference. The lower intake gets torqued to 12 ft-bls.
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Yeah mine Only has an external Torx for the fuel manifold gasket. For the a/c, I just unbolted the compressor and moved it over, and that was enough
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