Intake Manifold Bolt Thread Sealant? help?? - LS1TECH



Generation III Internal Engine 1997-2006 LS1 | LS6
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Intake Manifold Bolt Thread Sealant? help??

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-10-2006, 02:09 PM   #1
TECH Apprentice
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
ilirw325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 301
Question Intake Manifold Bolt Thread Sealant? help??

Just wondering what everyone is using on the threads of thier intake manifold bolts. Some say blue loctite and some say use a thread sealer. Forget which one ls1howto says, but i think the service manual says to use some sort of sealer compound?

any help?
thanks
ilirw325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2006, 03:48 PM   #2
TECH Apprentice
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
ilirw325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 301
Default

anyone?
ilirw325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2006, 04:02 PM   #3
TECH Fanatic
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: NV
Posts: 1,224
Default

I've never used any sealant/threadlocker on mine.Never had a problem and my intake has been off a few times.I just torque it to specs and fire it up.
WhiteRhino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2006, 04:05 PM   #4
Flow Wizard
iTrader: (13)
 
Tony Mamo @ AFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,197
Default

Use teflon paste thread sealant....That works the best, but any type of non-hardening sealer would probably be OK.

The teflon paste should be available at most auto parts stores etc.

Tony M.
Tony Mamo @ AFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2006, 04:21 PM   #5
TECH Apprentice
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
ilirw325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 301
Default

Thanks, I appreciate it!
ilirw325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2006, 10:04 PM   #6
Staging Lane
iTrader: (1)
 
smmurf86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Jupiter, FL
Posts: 56
Default

ive had mine off a few time never once have i used anything on them.mines ok. you know the torque specs right..first pass 44in second pass 89in..but you have to do it in a certian order (forgot without looking it up)
smmurf86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2006, 10:31 PM   #7
TECH Senior Member
iTrader: (25)
 
2xLS1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Warr Acres, OK
Posts: 5,323
Default

I think you are confusing using thread sealer on the rocker arm bolts that protrude into the intake ports on ported heads. Intake manifold bolts do not require any sealer or loctite.
2xLS1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2006, 11:54 PM   #8
On The Tree
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Fort Smith, AR
Posts: 137
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ilirw325
Just wondering what everyone is using on the threads of thier intake manifold bolts. Some say blue loctite and some say use a thread sealer. Forget which one ls1howto says, but i think the service manual says to use some sort of sealer compound?

any help?
thanks
The assembly manual says:
"Apply threadlock GM P/N 12345382 or equivalent to the threads of the intake manifold bolts."
12345382 is Permatex Medium Strength Threadlocker Blue p/n 24206.
Hodge is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sealer needed on intake bolt threads? streetknight2 Carbureted LSX Forum 6 06-26-2012 05:07 PM
CNC L92 heads; thread sealer for rocker bolts opened by CNC vjjack04 Generation IV Internal Engine 3 12-17-2008 11:06 AM
Head bolts. Thread sealer Dabeztz28 LT1-LT4 Modifications 1 07-06-2008 12:09 AM
Will ARP Thread sealer be ok to used on the Rocker arm bolts ? BadLtBlu99TA Generation IV Internal Engine 5 05-14-2008 12:26 AM
Loc-Tite Or Thread Sealer On Rocker Bolts? JoeMack Generation III Internal Engine 4 04-17-2006 11:17 PM


Tags
12345382, bolt, bolts, gm, intake, loctite, manifold, paste, require, sealant, sealer, stud, studs, thread, type, wiki

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 PM.