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Old 04-27-2010, 01:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I totally agree that you probably have a vacuum leak at the base of the carb. I still use a gasket on my carb, I just don't use glue to seal it. Theres enough cussion with the gasket to keep the surfaces air tight if your mating surfaces are flat. If theres any debris or if the surface is warped or marred it wouldn't seal so well. If you wan't to use a gasket sealer then probably the same stuff you use for the intake manifold. Black RTV is what I use there. It's flexible solvant and coolant proof as well as temperature resillient.
Problem is the installation manual says not to use glue as sealant, and it suggests using grease. I don't know what's the rationale for that, but it's just what it says. I do have RTV sealant, but was set back from using it by the manual.

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Is that on a stock 1.3L or a 1.6L? Was trying to decide myself to do that to a 1.3 or maybe just change to a 1.6L. If it's on a 1.3 did it make a big difference? Just wondering if it would be worth doing to a 1.3 or just swap.
I'm doing it to a 1.3 engine. The performance difference is significant. Haven't done any measurements before and after for comparison, but I can really feel the difference. I can do donuts now on gravel, with 33" mud terrain tires, which I couldn't previously. The thing is, I'm upgrading my 1.3L engine with upgrades that can be transferred to a 1.6L engine, should I choose to do so. I am planning to upgrade to a 1.6, and I already bought the conversion bracket from Trail Tough.

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Ok, I got it sorted out. You were right Baratacus, the adapter screws were slightly backed out. But also, the bigger problem was with the studs. I was missing two nuts with the kit, so I had to scavenge nuts from around my spare parts, and one of them was severely corroded. When I screwed into the stud, it pushed the stud hard against the adapter below it and caused a vacuum leak. I fixed it and added locktite on the threads of all screws, and voila! Problem solved.
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