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Old 12-11-2012, 02:52 PM
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These are all great suggestions, but let's not forget the most important one of the thermal cycling. A cold engine and high revving either under load or not will tear up a set of gaskets quicker than anything else. Let your motor warm up before you get it hell. I also use the stock type manifold gaskets and I cut the flanges between ports more for a cleaner look but it seems to help with that stress as well.
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