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Old 12-18-2005, 02:21 AM   #71
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You might want to trim the gasket to eliminate the turbulence.
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You might want to trim the gasket to eliminate the turbulence.
That'* the best thing you can do at this point. You don't want turbulence there, and your gasket has leeway to allow that trimming. If it'* together, pull it apart and try to smooth the transition from the LIM to the head, even if you have to trim that gasket flange at an angle. Larger opening on the LIM side, tapering in the thickness of the gasket to the head.
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Yea, i bet some gasket trimming would help, and yeah, its all back together..
Talking to a fellow coworker on the situation, parts and service manager a Chrysler dealer for 25 years, he said, if anything, alot of times turbulance helps..he said lol, the last thing you will want to do is trim the gasket..hah
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The only risk to trimming the gasket is if you overdo it and cut into the sealing area.
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It starts out as a sheet of gasket and then gets cut to make the gasket you buy.
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Matt, the last thing in the world you want is turbulence on only one or two fo the 6 ports. That kinda tosses the whole idea of flow-matching your injectors out the window. You want everything to be the same since you don't have 6 O2 sensors.

My best advice is to get your hands on another LIM and start over. Gasket trimming would be next.
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i think what i will do is, trim the old gasket, just to see how it works out, so i dont ruin a brand new gasket kit, probably not hard to do, as long as i dont damage the rubber sealing area...
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Your goal is balanced flow at each port. Any imbalance is a loss in performance and efficiency. You've got all winter, so you can take your time to get it right, Matt.
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I know i have all winter, which, winter we arent getting, its actually nice outside..42 on xmas day..
im just frustrated to all hell now.
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Don't get frustrated. Take your time, learn from it, and move on with the new knowledge. I made all my mistakes on a Camaro more years ago than I'd like to share.
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