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Old 01-12-2010, 09:14 PM
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so i changed the gaskets on the intake went with parts stor felpro gascket instead of hughes do to money and got it put back together now i have to give it gas to start it and to keep it running and its blowing smoke like a mother out the pipes? and ideas or suggestions?
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:54 PM
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If you didn't tighten the bolts down in the specific pattern that you're supposed to, the Felpro (or any other) gasket will not seat properly, and you will most likely get leaks. That would cause oil into the cylinders, and if enough oil, smoke.

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Old 01-12-2010, 11:18 PM
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damn this sucks lol
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:23 PM
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what color is your smoke ? blueish oil or white-ish?
any coolant in the oil ?

did you belly pan seal up right ?
did you use new intake gaskets ?
did you use rtv on the 4 corners of the intake ?
any problems aligning or torquing the intake ?
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by dhvaughan View Post
did you use rtv on the 4 corners of the intake ?
Hughes specifically told me not to do that. I believe it had something to do with the gasket expanding and contracting properly, to keep its seal.

I know its been debated before, though, so either way may work.
 
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i did RTV it, i just hope it don't leak, i REALLY don't want to take the intake off again
 
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:12 AM
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used all new gaskets no rtv no problems aligning and the smoke is bluish black
 
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:37 AM
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Did you use a torque wrench, or just a socket?

12 ft/lbs. is only 144 in/lbs. that isn't much. Overdoing it could have destroyed the gasket and also make it impossible to put even torque across the entire gasket.
 
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Originally Posted by jasonw View Post
Hughes specifically told me not to do that. I believe it had something to do with the gasket expanding and contracting properly, to keep its seal.

I know its been debated before, though, so either way may work.
hughes told me to do that.
they said to install the gaskets dry and goob some rtv in the corners.
so they lied to one of us.
 
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:56 PM
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hughes told me to do that.
they said to install the gaskets dry and goob some rtv in the corners.
so they lied to one of us.
Very interesting. There was a piece of paper that came with my reinforcement kit, right underneath the torque sequence diagram, that stated not to. I wonder if they changed their policy at some point.

When was yours done, Sheriff?
 
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