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Old 05-24-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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WTF is this?

Ok so we pulled the head on Chris's foci (Earls32) and we found this. what is it and how did it get there. it was stuck in cylinder #1 intake side of the head. this is a svt head with svt intake






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Looks like a wire loom thingy. Thats really weird tho that you found it inside the engine.
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Do the runners on the intake have gaskets from where they open and close?
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Do the runners on the intake have gaskets from where they open and close?
Yes Tom said this is the duel runner gasket, and that its common so hopefully this is chris problem
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That's the rubber seal which helps close off the runner changeover inside the intake manifold. As the changeover happens these seals help guide the air through the varying length runners without leakage. There are a total of 4 in the manifold. It looks like it just popped off.


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*spits some dib* yep. tha' thur luks like yer prob'em.

be thankful it wasn't one of the boots connecting the two halves of the IM....melted pistons aren't fun.
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If thats the way it was sitting in the runner then the fuel was really getting puddled and very may of been his problem , If it was there before could of been the issue with his gone south engine

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This wasnt there when we built the engine, so it had to of happen after tuning
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If I've never taken my IM off, then I shouldn't worry about this problem on my car, right? Just wondering.
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If I've never taken my IM off, then I shouldn't worry about this problem on my car, right? Just wondering.
No you do have to worry. these rubber seals are inside the intake mani. its not the external gasket
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