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Hey guys I got an Edelbrock intake manifold on my Y8 off a friend who didnt include the gasket for me so I'm on the hunt for one asap. Question is would any replacement intake manifold gasket fit?

I can get my hands on an OEM intake manifold gasket for $28AUD in a few days. Would this fit perfectly and prevent vacuum leaks?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Yes it will work fine but if you can get a thermal they are reusable and work just as good.
 

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was the air injection model only introduced in America? i dont think AUDM models have them :\
My car didn't have it so i had to pipe plug the air injection hole on the intake manifold.
 

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I've re-used an OEM A6 gasket 3-4 times already without issues. Granted, I didn't have many miles on the engine in between the times that I removed the supercharger but my manifold and cylinder head probably get hotter than many other setups.
 

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ohh yeah okay fair enough I'm going to get an OEM Gasket because nobody sells thermal ones here except America and i cannot wait that long :\

Can OEM Ones be taken off a few times within like lets say the first 1000kms? Incase i may have made a mistake?
 

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Ive seen those thermal gaskets get deformed and start making wicked vacuum leaks when reinstalled.

I also wonder how much of a difference they really make. Maybe the manifold stays a little cooler but does it really translate to that volume of air flowing through it at high speed being any cooler?
 

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Ive seen those thermal gaskets get deformed and start making wicked vacuum leaks when reinstalled.

I also wonder how much of a difference they really make. Maybe the manifold stays a little cooler but does it really translate to that volume of air flowing through it at high speed being any cooler?
I can see it contributing to reducing vapour lock in the fuel rail/lines. The boundary layer of dead air right at the surface of the IM is a good insulator anyways, right? heheh
 

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Ive seen those thermal gaskets get deformed and start making wicked vacuum leaks when reinstalled.

I also wonder how much of a difference they really make. Maybe the manifold stays a little cooler but does it really translate to that volume of air flowing through it at high speed being any cooler?
A thin layer of RTV is usually enough. They don't make any difference as I've logged IATs before and after and they were the exact same.
 
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