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Hi guys, I have a new gasket for where the ETA sits -- how do I take off the old gasket from the intake manifold?-- it is pasted on hard.

Do I have to replace the gasket everytime the ETA is removed? The old one looks good at least visually.

How do I put the new gasket on? Is there a sort of adhesive to apply. Obviously I have never done this.

Thanks for all the help.
 

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No glue is needed or wanted to put on the new gasket. Ideally, you should always a new gasket whenever the ETA is removed to prevent dirt from getting into the intake manifold and into the engine.

The old gasket can be removed by using a old fashioned razor blade. Take your time and it should come off cleanly without tearing.
 

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Go slowly with the razor blade, and make sure no pieces of sticker fall down into the intake manifold. I ended up putting a shop rag in the manifold inlet. The gasket on mine was, I suspect, original, and man did it put up a fight.

Getting the new gasket into position correctly was tricky too, it kept wanting to move around when I sat the throttle body down on it. This is one where patience is a requirement, at least, it was on mine.

Good luck!
 

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yes I was worried I would drop the razor blade or something else into the hole. Same experience here -- it didn't want to come off easy and aligning the gasket also took some time - I had to put one screw through the gasket and start the thread then align other holes looking w/ a flash light. Finally got the 4 screws in but haven't yet tightened them. Is there a recommended torque or just hand tighten them?
 
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