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[VT-VX] VS - VY Series 2 Inlet Manifold Gasket Replacement 6hr+ (Includes Pics)

jazza415

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Hey all, i can't seem to get my mating surfaces clean, I'm using a razor and degreaser but getting scratches in the surface. I've tried using a new razor but it still does the same also what should I do about a few small scratches?
 

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It is a slow job to clean the entire mating surfaces
I used a Gasket cleaner but not sure it did any more than degreaser and razor
I still had to use a razor anyway
I had scratches when finished too
But the car works great since completed
Car likes the new gasket :)
 

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Cool, thanks for that I can breathe easy now
 
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I think I know the answer, but would stop leak work ? I'm lazy n CBF. I'm also honest.!
 

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Stopleak could block small passages within your engines internals that shouldn’t be blocked :oops:

And if stopleak was so good, doctors would use it to treat haemophilia :rolleyes:

(Just in case some Trump supporter are on this site; please don’t inject yourself with stopleak... it will kill you :p )
 

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I just did this. Tips for others aspiring 'to diy' are
Use bic pen caps for fuel lines. Harder plastic makes it easier.
Purchase O rings (2) for heater inlet outlet pipes. Genuine are BS expensive. And not necessary to go oem.
I left fuel rails and upper plenum intact. Only one bolt near throttle body I had to guess as torque wrench would not fit.
 

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I just did this. Tips for others aspiring 'to diy' are
Use bic pen caps for fuel lines. Harder plastic makes it easier.
Purchase O rings (2) for heater inlet outlet pipes. Genuine are BS expensive. And not necessary to go oem.
I left fuel rails and upper plenum intact. Only one bolt near throttle body I had to guess as torque wrench would not fit.
I don't suppose you know what the O ring sizes are? I can never remember.
 
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