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project66
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posted 10-07-2001 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for project66   Click Here to Email project66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shop manual says to install new "sealing washers" on the intake bolts. The washers I removed look like ordinary washers, except that they are somewhat concave.

It's Sunday and nothing (except AutoZone) is open. Are these washers that I can get at a decent hardware store or are they strictly automotive? If the latter, where do I get em?

Thanks-
JimO

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-07-2001 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What engine?

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Boss Hoss
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posted 10-07-2001 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss Hoss   Click Here to Email Boss Hoss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
JimO:

The "sealing washers" are special rubber-coated metal washers that guard against vacuum leaks.

These were originally installed on your engine, but I don't think your average auto parts store will have them. You will have to get them from a Mustang supplier. Mustang suppliers do sell them...as separate washers, or you can get complete sets of new bolts with washers included.

Regarding your original washers: After a while the rubber wears off and they look just like regular washers, and they may or may not work. That's how my original washers looked. When I replaced my intake manifold gasket a month ago, I went ahead and got all-new bolts with sealing washers. It's sealed up TIGHT now, with no leaks!

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*1965 Mustang 289 coupe*
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project66
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posted 10-07-2001 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for project66   Click Here to Email project66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Andy-

I'll go and hunt down some bolts and washers tomorrow.

JimO

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