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Old 22 Jun 2015, 08:20 pm
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Post Changing spark plugs, do I need new intake manifold gaskets?

So I'm going to replace the spark plugs in my PT, and I've never done this before in my life. I'm honestly using my PT as a learning platform, but I'd rather not totally screw up the car.

I've done some research and know that I've got to take off the intake manifold and lift it up to get the plugs, but does this mean I'll need to put new gaskets on it? Where can I get them, and just how do I go about doing it correctly?

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Old 22 Jun 2015, 08:29 pm
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Default Re: Changing spark plugs, do I need new intake manifold gaskets?

I've changed plugs twice on my cruiser and still using the same over red gaskets between the intakes. Just take your time, use the proper torque on all the bolts and plugs and check over the gaskets before re-using them.
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Old 22 Jun 2015, 09:06 pm
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Default Re: Changing spark plugs, do I need new intake manifold gaskets?

I don't know. It's such a chore to take off the manifold, I'd just replace them. Cheap insurance and things are already apart. Also, if your car has a lot of mileage on it, you'd be ahead to replace the upper radiator hose. It's also mostly underneath the manifold and will be easier to remove with the manifold out of the way. Just be sure to reuse or replace with OEM, the spring clamps. DO NOT use worm type hose clamps on a plastic radiator. AND, you might want to replace the valve cover gasket set, especially if you find oil in the spark plug holes. The valve cover gaskets are notorious for leaking with age.
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Old 22 Jun 2015, 09:17 pm
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Default Re: Changing spark plugs, do I need new intake manifold gaskets?

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I've changed plugs twice on my cruiser and still using the same over red gaskets between the intakes. Just take your time, use the proper torque on all the bolts and plugs and check over the gaskets before re-using them.
Still the original gaskets on mine as well
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Old 23 Jun 2015, 08:21 am
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Default Re: Changing spark plugs, do I need new intake manifold gaskets?

no.. I finally did mine 64.5k...I used bungee to hold intake up to hood..just enough room for socket and extension..i torqued my plugs instead of the 1/16 route
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