96 T&C, 3.3 engine
I had to replace the front cylinder head last weekend. Got everything
buttoned down and connected and the thing started up and sounds great.
Only problem is the engine is idling at around 1300 rpm. Discovered
that there is a leak at the intake manifold edges and also at the
I put new gaskets on and followed the All Data isntructions. There was
a bag off rubber o-rings that I couldn't find any mention in the
assembly instructions so I didn't use them. Now I'm thinking that these
o-rings are the cause of the air leaks.
But where on the bolts do the rings go? Under the bolt head or between
the manifold and the cylinder head. If the latter, how do you keep them
in place while installing the manifold. I doubt they would go there
since they would keep the manifold from a flat contact with the head.
Also, other than adding sealant where the heads meet the block ,
there's nothing that says I should use any kind of gaslet sealer on
these gaskets. Should they go on dry or would a thin layer of sealer
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
- posted 9 years ago