RE: 360 plenum gasket leak question
I'm gearing up for a plenum upgrade myself..the job doesnt look too bad.. ( I have done alot of intake work on other models..ie...Chevy ) That being said.. this is my first Mopar...and my first experience with split gaskets...so..I have a question or two...
I know that you have to use some sealent in the corners where the intake, block and heads meet, do the gaskets that come with the Hughes kit overlap in this corner? lay over each other, then a bead laid on them in the corner? Or do they meet or have a small gap in that corner. I have seen some gaskets that had a "wave" pattern on the ends...( I think I saw oil pan gaskets for a Mopar that had this on the ends..??) if so.. is this so when the sealent is applied it fills this wave pattern? or is this cut off. All total newbie questions I know and apologise.. but honestly.. the only part of this whole project that scares me to death are the gaskets on this. Really dont want to have to tear this down again because I screwed up the corners on this intake. I'm also doing a 180 Tstat while I'm at it.
I would also like to know.. do you guys use any sealent on the block before placing the front and rear gaskets? If so.. I am assuming you are also usingsealent on the manifold in the areas where the front and rear gaskets are as well?or only in the corners? Any sealent being used on the new plenum gasket itself as well? And again.. I'm sure this is posted somewhere.. I have been searching.. but if you guys will put up with me....What sealents are you guys having good luck with on this repair? which is best for the corners, the front and rear gasket application? and the plenum gasket if sealent is used?
Thanks again for any replies!!!