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BriEOD
05-25-2005, 10:17 PM
I'm replacing an exhaust manifold gasket. Does it make a difference which side goes against the block? The gasket has different textures on opposite sides. Any suggestions here?

BriEOD
05-25-2005, 10:17 PM
other side.......

BriEOD
05-25-2005, 10:53 PM
Bueller...Bueller?

ski_king
05-25-2005, 10:54 PM
I sure don't know. Does the angled notches match the block or manifold?
If all else fails, call Vince at Skidim in the morning.

I'll bet a beer, it dosent matter.

BriEOD
05-25-2005, 10:56 PM
Thanks Denny. I'm with you I wouldn't see how it would matter but I'm not sure. Maybe JimN or someone knows? :confused:

MarkP
05-25-2005, 10:59 PM
I would think it does make a difference. But I would be guessing, like you guys??? Sorry

JimN
05-25-2005, 11:29 PM
It probably won't matter, but you can put it on with the metalized surface toward the head.

lakes Rick
05-25-2005, 11:38 PM
Brian, put the two outside bolts in first, then slide the gasket down over the two outside bolts then insert the rest of the bolts... If you already knew this then disregard this note.....

BriEOD
05-25-2005, 11:41 PM
No, I didn't know that Rick thanks I'll do that.

Thanks Jim.

Laurel_Lake_Skier
05-25-2005, 11:48 PM
I'll vote with JimN. I think the metal side will be more heat resistant....that's a pretty hot blast of exhaust coming out of the cylinder head.

BriEOD
05-25-2005, 11:57 PM
Thanks.....

jimmer2880
05-26-2005, 06:33 AM
I have to wonder why the right side hook is different from the left side. There must be a reason.

east tx skier
05-26-2005, 11:31 AM
Per skidim,

"The felt side goes towards the manifold, the metalic side towards cylinder head."

Ric
05-26-2005, 11:52 AM
Bri, you keep that shop in a precise military order don't you?

I have not seen the top of my workbench in months

BriEOD
05-26-2005, 03:25 PM
Ok that's how I put it on. Had to call MarkP and get a suggestion because I had a bolt that wouldn't tighten. Ended up drilling out the hole and putting in heli-coil.

Ric, I try. The Chief (Carla my wife, yes she really is a CMSgt E-9) has a tight inspection routine around here. ;)

André
05-26-2005, 07:42 PM
The Chief (Carla my wife, yes she really is a CMSgt E-9) has a tight inspection routine around here. ;)
And for a civilian that would be ... :confused: ?