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A460 intake gasket

Post  tconnection on May 23rd 2013, 9:45 pm

Im having an issue with my intake leaking at the top of the front corner studs nuts. Its torqued down tight.The gasket that i used are a, i assume cheap one that has no beads around the ports. I used a gasketitch on the head and intake side but dont think i put any silicone around the water ports. Plus the heads has been milled .020 but didnt mill the intake. My intake bolt holes really didnt match up good. I had to chamfer some of the holes at the bottom. Any help would be great.
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Post  bbf-falcon on May 24th 2013, 7:46 am

My A460 IN.Gsakets don't have silicone around the ports. I put them on dry w/thin layer around water,and a good bead of silicone across frt./rear walls. Chamfering the holes isn't a problem.

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Post  tconnection on May 24th 2013, 11:41 pm

Do you think i need to have my intake angle milled down .020 like i had the heads milled down .020 for better fitment? Why do you think im getting water up through the front corner bolts? Either way i look at it i gotta come up with it, just wondering what you think.
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Post  cool40 on May 25th 2013, 1:13 am

Mine were cut .100 so i had to cut the intake side on the head too,NOT the intake.i did have to cut the front and back of the intake cuz it set down on the block.with only .020 off yours and the fact you did get it bolted on i'd think it should work with a little glue at the corners.
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Post  bbf-falcon on May 25th 2013, 4:52 am

I personally wouldn't think .020 would be a problem. Put some silicone around the water jacket openings and u should be good.

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Post  tconnection on May 25th 2013, 11:32 pm

Ok that's just what im gonna do.
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Post  tconnection on May 25th 2013, 11:50 pm

These gaskets that im using, they are sce, no bead around the water ports. They seem like a card board type material. I did use a gasket glue on head side. Would that glue moist through making the gasket edges look damp or could it be the fuel causing it? This 114 octane is some strong stuff.
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Post  69F100 on May 26th 2013, 1:22 am

The rtv will leave a oily look on some gaskets if it is just at where you gued it I would not worry unless it is leaking fuel should not be around the water jackets more than likely it is the rtv you are seeing
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Post  tconnection on May 26th 2013, 10:12 pm

Ok thanks. I gotta do new gaskets cause i didnt put any sealer around the water ports. Like i said, im getting water up through the front corner stud nut.
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Post  69F100 on May 26th 2013, 10:38 pm

On my intake gaskets I only use the RTV around the water ports only and the front and rear of the intake to seal it to the block. I never use RTV around the intake ports as gas may eat it away and cause problem later down the road. I have cleaned parts in gas and the RTV will jail up in the gas.
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Post  tconnection on May 26th 2013, 11:44 pm

You are right. Auctually that's how i do it. I really thought that gasketec glue stuff would work around the water ports which it may have if i would have put some on the intake side as well.
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Post  tconnection on September 11th 2013, 11:16 pm

What's a good rtv to use around water ports on intake? ultra grey, high temp red or the black?
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Post  69F100 on September 11th 2013, 11:54 pm

tconnection wrote:What's a good rtv to use around water ports on intake? ultra grey, high temp red or the black?
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I like the red hi temp myself it seems to hold better on the china wall where the intake meets the block
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Re: A460 intake gasket

Post  dfree383 on September 12th 2013, 1:08 am

Use the Ford Diesel Stuff, Ain't no better IMO.
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Post  tconnection on September 14th 2013, 11:46 pm

Is that the name of it?

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Post  Lem Evans on September 14th 2013, 11:49 pm

TA31 motorcraft.

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Post  tconnection on September 14th 2013, 11:57 pm

BBf-falcon, what kinda rtv do you use on your intake?
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Post  tconnection on September 15th 2013, 12:07 am

TA31 motorcraft, from where? Regular parts store or dealer?
So is it better than the ultra grey?

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Post  res0rli9 on September 15th 2013, 1:05 am

Your Ford dealer or Lem.

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Re: A460 intake gasket

Post  dfree383 on September 15th 2013, 2:12 am

N/M


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Post  bbf-falcon on September 15th 2013, 5:11 am

tconnection wrote:BBf-falcon, what kinda rtv do you use on your intake?
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Red Permatex silicone. Just make sure it's for hi temp. "The Right Stuff" is good also. Good luck:D 

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Post  dfree383 on September 15th 2013, 5:53 am

tconnection wrote:TA31 motorcraft, from where? Regular parts store or dealer?
So is it better than the ultra grey?
Yes its the best stuff avaliable, I don't use regular silicone anymore.
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Post  kjett on September 16th 2013, 8:01 am

That TA31 is the bees knees! Very Happy 
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Post  tconnection on September 19th 2013, 10:26 pm

Ok i got a tube of ta31 and the .031 cometics are in the mail.
I have never had an issue like this. Im hoping this time fix the problem. If it dont its gonna have to be some bad machine work either on the head, block or intake. As for the sealer is it ok to go ahead and seal around the ports on the head side?
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Post  c.evans on September 19th 2013, 11:12 pm

Yes, use sealer on both sides of the gasket. Use it around the ports and around all water openings. "THIN TO WIN", meaning, smear it on thin with your finger tip.

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