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12/27/10 5:31pm - Original Message: 'Intake bolt oil leak'
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Ok, the aft intake manifold bolt on the drivers side is seeping oil.  When I installed the manifold, I used Permatex Aviation sealant on the threads and all was good.  Can I just reseal this bolt?  Do I have to somehow clean the oil out of the threads in the head?  Will RTV work without getting the oil out of the threads?  I feel like Rosanne Rosana Dana, it's always somethin'>
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12/27/10 6:32pm - Reply: 'Intake bolt oil leak'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Use "Right Stuff". Comes in a "cheese wiz" type can. This stuff is awesome - much better adhesion and sealing properties than RTV. Clean the bolt up real good and coat the thread and also put a bead under the head of the intake bolt.

After replacing and torqing back to specs, let it cure for a few hours and then light her up. Leak should be gonzo!! Thumbs Up
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12/27/10 8:31pm - Reply: 'Intake bolt oil leak'
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Is that the black label Right Stuff?

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12/27/10 8:48pm - Reply: 'Intake bolt oil leak'
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That's it!

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3/19/11 10:57pm - Reply: 'Intake bolt oil leak'
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So I FINALLY got around to trying to reseal that pesky intake bolt (lots been going on here) and guess what?  It wasn't the bolt at all.  My crappy Pertronix Flamethower coil became an Oilthrower.  So I put the old AC Delco coil back on and good to go.

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3/20/11 9:24am - Reply: 'Intake bolt oil leak'
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No more leaks is great news Gary!!

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3/20/11 11:26am - Reply: 'Intake bolt oil leak'
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Whoda thunkit? That was an easy enough fix tho! Good Job!!

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