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Old 02-20-2006, 11:19 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by STWater
Thanks for all the help, but I just saved myself pulling my heads off. My UIM is shot and started to melt causing the coolant to leak into the cylinders. I caught it pretty early so no damage was done. Just ordered a Dorman Upper. This is my last question, im getting ready to put my lower intake back on. Should I use the rubber intake gasket ends or throw them out and use a nice bead of Ultra Black instead? Thanks!
use them, and put a nice glob of ulta black at the ends where the cross pieces and gaskets meet. That will also help hold them in place when you put the LIM back on.
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The primary spot for the seals to leak is in each corner where the LIM, heads, and block meet. Use a small dab above and below (in that corner), all 4 corners.

Consider sending your failed UIM to Bob Dillon to be sleeved and given to another needy member. He'll pay shipping.

I didn't question you on the heads, as you sounded confident and sure of yourself in your first post. But I have to tell you I've seen only 2 head gasket failures on this forum of 5000 members in 3 years. And one of those was questionable.
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