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Phenolic Spacers: Urgent call to those with them installed

I saw the posts about the GSM phenolic spacers here and picked up on this at the LX forums;

http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=60968

FWIW,

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X2, but I'm an FNG and I'd figure I'd just post the facts/experiences of those with direct knowledge, and save my own personal comments/opinions for later...

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I saw the posts about the GSM phenolic spacers here and picked up on this at the LX forums;

http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=60968

FWIW,

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Reading through the thread, it seems like most of the spacer issues were resolved by the time Inferno SRT8 got his kit (two gaskets, longer bolts, star washers, and no RTV). Hopefully that takes care of the problem. If not, Anthony will let us know soon enough!! I too cannot understand how a PCV system leak in to the intake manifold can result in a valve spring break.
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Spacers and leakage have gone hand in hand for YEARS. This is not a case of a faulty product. It's a case of increasing the number of ways for a failure to occur, and then having it occur.

This is why carb spacers are often avoided... gasket issues.
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Im closely watching this LX thread, im holding off doing mine for now. One thing I will say, DONT USE SILICONE for the making of any gasket, it will leak I guarantee you that, sooner or later it will leak.

I have 2 oem manifold gaskets and will be using the oem gaskets on both sides. And even thinking the spacers caused a valve spring failure is just nuts.

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Im closely watching this LX thread, im holding off doing mine for now. One thing I will say, DONT USE SILICONE for the making of any gasket, it will leak I guarantee you that, sooner or later it will leak.

I have 2 oem manifold gaskets and will be using the oem gaskets on both sides. And even thinking the spacers caused a valve spring failure is just nuts.
I was watching that post...just nuts or just stupid? Those valve spring failures are well documented!

2 OEM manifold gaskets and you should be set.
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I was watching that post...just nuts or just stupid? Those valve spring failures are well documented!

2 OEM manifold gaskets and you should be set.
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I agree 100%
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My God I would have been banned from that site within the first 48hrs. Need4speed made a lot of sense.
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My God I would have been banned from that site within the first 48hrs. Need4speed made a lot of sense.
No kidding. Need4speed was purely stating the truth.

The intake and the materials used to seal it are not intended to hold oil, just air. So if for some reason oil gets into the intake its possible it will seep through the gaskets specially the phenolic material.

Now add a broken spring and a hanging valve and you will have lots of oil being push right back up the intake runner. Right?

Spacers are good.. just use two factory gaskets w/them.

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