intake manifold bolts

djpringles12

djpringles12

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 17, 2019
5
3
So i replaced my intake. I placed the gasket and RTV, plopped on the intake, went to put the bolts back in and noticed that one of the bolts isnt the same size. My question is... can i put a new bolt on after the RTV has dried and the intake has set? Or do i have to remove the intake, replace the gasket and re-apply the RTV with the new bolt(s)? I tourqued down all of the other bolts. I ended up buying a bilt set from Edelbrock that are all.the correct size. Can i just replace them after the RTV has dried?
 
CopperNick

CopperNick

Master Mechanic
Feb 20, 2018
385
63
Canada
Why not? You are not disturbing the placement or location of the manifold. With all the other bolts still locating it, the manifold isn't going to move. No coolant in it? Snatch the offender out and plug in your good one. If it does happen to be getting screwed into a through hole that accesses a water jacket then use some correct sealant on the threads but otherwise it's whatever the mfgr of manifold or bolts says to do.

Nick
 
Gonzo1970

Gonzo1970

G-Body Guru
Supporting Member
Sep 30, 2018
840
93
Answer to the question without any more words than necessary:

Yes.

-Gonz
 

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