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    Default O-ring a blower manifold?????

    I have always used a gasket between the manifold and blower with a coating of grease for release.

    Is it worth it to O-ring a manifold?
    What would the benifits be?

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    Either works but if you O ring it you are done with it.

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    Jim,
    Another way for easy release is to use baby powder on both surfaces. Been using it for years.
    My friend Tony (Yooper on the boards) just had his B/A deal o-ringed. He may chime in on what it cost. Jocko

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    o ring makes for a easy release like noted but generally is a good operation in an alcohol deal or high boost meaning greater than your 8-71 and smaller. Think of 20lbs boost, and oring that protrudes .060 above the surface as apose to a glorified piece of fiber and paper . Both work and gaskets have come along way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jockorace View Post
    Jim,
    Another way for easy release is to use baby powder on both surfaces. Been using it for years.
    My friend Tony (Yooper on the boards) just had his B/A deal o-ringed. He may chime in on what it cost. Jocko

    RBS quoted $90.00 to O-ring.

    Gasket and baby powder it is......

    Thanks, Jim
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    Like Dave said I had it done. Was about a hundred bucks to do it. I think the best thing is not having to worry about it any longer. Last summer it spit two gaskets out, but I`m also running alot of overdrive on the blower (40%), so this should take care of the problem.
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