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Old 05-15-2019, 12:12 PM   #1
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Can i use this intake with this rusty surface?with gasket sealer?(pic inside)

Hi i have a question the only intake i can find at a wrecker in my province without spending like 400 on a edelbrock was this one,i have been searching with no luck for a replacement,,, it has some rust/pitting issues on the surface under the egr side, i was wondering if i clean it up real nice with a very fine grit sandpaper and then use that permatex ultra copper max temp gasket sealer thats good for like 600f with a putty knife and fill in the divits,this engine uses a metal valley pan instead of 2 long gaskets, if i make it flush it should seal until i find a replacement later on? any thoughts or opinions would be greatly valued,* i understand i should replace it, but do you think my divit fill in would do the trick for now? other side is shiny smooth)
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:26 PM   #2
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:38 PM   #3
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Re: Can i use this intake with this rusty surface?with gasket sealer?(pic inside)

Spring time in Saskatchewan, yet!
Don’t bother filling it. Use some right stuff sealer on both sides of the pan and bolt it on.

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Old 05-15-2019, 02:46 PM   #4
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Re: Can i use this intake with this rusty surface?with gasket sealer?(pic inside)

2nd skipping the sanding. Instead use a wire brush(hand or drill powered) to clean most of the rust out of the pits. That way, the sealer will do a better job of sealing.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:17 PM   #5
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Re: Can i use this intake with this rusty surface?with gasket sealer?(pic inside)

ok so i did some work on it and this is what i have now, i was suggested to fill in with jb weld the pits and sand level, i was thinking just that high temp copper permatex to fill them in and let it set so it has some flat sealing cusion if i could get opinions after i sanded and worked it a bit.
the other side came out great, i didnt really want to work that spot too much and take too much off of it so im hoping it will seal, but this is what it looks like after, i dont feel as stressed using it as a temp for now just as long as i get those divots sealed,lol
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:46 PM   #6
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Re: Can i use this intake with this rusty surface?with gasket sealer?(pic inside)

You’re over thinking it.
I’ve seen worse that sealed up with a smear of form a gasket.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:22 AM   #7
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Youíre over thinking it.
Iíve seen worse that sealed up with a smear of form a gasket.
I've seen worse, but if you feel uncertain a machine shop can resurface those surfaces in a minute.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:00 PM   #8
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Just add some RTV and slap ot on
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:54 AM   #9
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I second the RTV-It will be fine.
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