Originally Posted by bygddy
I wasn't sure if the vortec style intakes were at the same risk for gasket issues as a standard style intake. Is there anyway to accurately test this before i break out the sawzall to try and the dist and intake out? It really doesn't look like much fun in an S10 lol.
Any overhead valve V engine is subject to sealing, or not sealing, in the same manner.
I haven't thought much about how to detect gasket gaps at the head/manifold interface. What if you introduced a thick smoke into the crankcase through the oil dipstick tube and cycled the motor over slowly by hand with a socket on the crank bolt? Seems that if you took all the spark plugs out, the cylinder(s) that is (are) oiling would emit smoke from the spark plug holes. Yes? No?
I'll bet the majority of motors out there are not sealed up like they should be because it isn't something that we have been paying attention to.