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Intake Manifold Gasket

76okievette

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I am removing my intake for a cleaning repaint and carb replacement so I have been shopping for gaskets. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations, I have seen the ads for the intake gaskets by Troque Plus which say you will get a increase in fuel economy and torque by using their gaskets. Does anyone know if this is worth it or not. What is the best gasket to use?
 

fine69

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I use Felpro 1205 intake gaskets. I've taken off my manifold twice and these gaskets work like a charm... I didn't use the rear gaskets, rather I ran a thick bead of copper sealant. Sealed perfectly without a leak.

I've never heard of intake gaskets doing much to increase torque.
 

bill81vette

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I've never heard that either..
 
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I have seen the ads for the intake gaskets by Troque Plus which say you will get a increase in fuel economy and torque by using their gaskets. Does anyone know if this is worth it or not.

That's pure hogwash, right up there with the "Tornado FuelSaver"; if a restriction to flow in the intake port (like the screen in the TorquePlus gaskets) made more horsepower, big power would be easy! :boogie
 

76okievette

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Thanks I though so, I will go with the FelPro. I appreciate the respones.
 
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The Felpro 1205 is pretty good. The silicone bead around the openings really help reduce the chance of vacuum leaks between the heads and the intake manifold.
 

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