ok, lets count the mistakes I am making here and see if we can figure out why fuel is shooting from the studs.
I just had the intercooler flange changed from a 4150 to a dominator patter.
Got a spacer, slotted it, welded it...viola.
Bolted it on, went for a run and as soon as I hit boost I started shooting fuel every where. Leaked out of the gasket, and the studs. I thought maybe the ruberized gasket was a bad idea and opted to try double gasketing it with paper gaskets.
pulled it off.
put down a light layer of black silicone on the manifold, and a light layer on the intercooler. Put the studs in and then backed them off a little so I would have more to thread the nut on to (this is where my brother thinks I went wrong). Put a little black silicone around the studs. Put the gaskets on, put the intercooler on, and then put a lockwasher on each stud...tightened it some. The next day I tightened it all down tight.
Brought it out on the lake a day later and gas was shooting from the studs as soon as I hit boost. So I made SOME progress in that I localized the fuel leak...but umm...ya.
So how many mistakes am I making here?
This was the original gasket I had on there: