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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
stickfight
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Is my manifold gasket on right?

I've had this Jeep since mid summer and knew it needed some work when I bought it. I put a new carb on a little while ago and somehow did not notice this. Put a new fuel pump on and noticed this:



A couple of the bolts could be turned with fingers. Think I might have a leak?

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Unread 04-12-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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Yep, it's two gaskets attached together. They're notorious for getting loose that's normal tighten them to spec and wheel it.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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In my opinion....Pull the bolts out and replce them with 3/8 by 1 1/4?? grade 8 bolts. Be sure to put anti-seeze on them. Doing this will help prevent bolts breaking. Been there and done that!
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Unread 04-12-2010, 09:29 PM   #4
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What carb are you running? I ask because that lawnmower fuel filter you have there. You don't have any return line anymore?
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Unread 04-12-2010, 09:49 PM   #5
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That filter setup is temporary...just what I had on hand. Return line is capped at the moment. The pump is weak so I'm going to replace it all at once.
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