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Old 08-11-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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Need Help intake istall?

Hey guys I ordered bolts for my base edelbrock performer 5.0 intake to bolt to the heads and my question is when I threaded the bolts in only about 1/4 in maybe 2 threads more actually go into the head, does that sound right?...... And the torque specs are 23-25lbs?
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It all depends if it feels right yes and that's about the right torque specs 25 to 30 lbs!
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It all depends if it feels right yes and that's about the right torque specs 25 to 30 lbs!
Ok well here's what it looks like when the bolt is just sitting in and not threaded
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Re: Need Help intake istall?

If you can get the bolts threaded in to a length equal to the bolt diameter, then it should hold ok.
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If you can get the bolts threaded in to a length equal to the bolt diameter, then it should hold ok.
Yea they thread in to the bolts diameter maybe a thread or two more
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Be careful, I was attaching a throttle body spacer on my Titan and broke the bolt off. If it doesn't feel right double check
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Yea they thread in to the bolts diameter maybe a thread or two more
Then they should hold ok.
Once you thread a bolt in equal to or slightly over its diameter, then you will have all the strength that bolt can provide.

The next question is, "Is that far enough to provide sufficient clamping force to seal the intake gaskets?"
or....Are they tightening down ok on the intake?
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Well I just took the intake off and threaded the bolts down and I can thread the whole bolt in!
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As long as it's tight and the vibrations of the car won't move it your good!
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Well I just took the intake off and threaded the bolts down and I can thread the whole bolt in!
Good. That means there are no obstructions in the bolt holes.
You should be good to go.
Remember to follow the correct sequence and don't overtorque.
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Re: Need Help intake istall?

after a couple heat cycles if you can get to the bolts it would be a good idea to double check and make sure they are still good
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Ok cool , yea ill just take the upper manifold off and double check the torques
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Re: Need Help intake istall?

YA That intake has a thicker deck height so the bolts appear to short , that looks ok , don't over torque or you'll strip out the head threads , thats what I'd be more concerned with .......... I would say more like 18- 22 lb ft of torque
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