Engine Lower intake manifold install (I didn't use RTV around the water jackets)

Swhitney

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After getting the lower intake manifold all installed, I went back and watched a how to video. I noticed they used a small amount of RTV on the face of the gasket around the water jacket, and another video they did not. Am I going to have a leaky gasket now because I didn't add RTV around the face of the water jacket?

> Edelbrock performer RPM 2 intake
> Edelbrock Victor Jr. aluminum heads

Thank you,
Sean
 
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HemiRick

I'd be looking at jacking under the house
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never know till you fire it up.....the RTV is just insurance, the gasket by itself installed properly should work.
 

limp

wrap a little cheese around it and its a done
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What brand and type of gaskets did you use? I recently watched a Fel Pro gasket video where they explicity say NOT to use ANY sealants on their gaskets?
 

markinms

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I have never used sealant on intake gaskets except a small dab to hold them in place. No issues to date. You should be fine.
 

Swhitney

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I have never used sealant on intake gaskets except a small dab to hold them in place. No issues to date. You should be fine.
Thank you for helping me ease my worries mind. I purchased a new set of gasket’s just in case, but will only take it back apart if something leaks.