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Old 06-29-2014, 11:27 PM   #1
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Intake manifold gasket leak

I was helping one of my friends out this past w/e with his scoot and located his problem a torn/worn out intake manifold gasket. My question can I use permatex ultra black silicone to make a new gasket? I can only find a stock oem gasket over seas and it will take 2 + weeks to arrive.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:55 AM   #2
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its a mojito scooter (same one as i have)
the brand of scoot is meaningless...an intake leak is an intake leak.
the permatex copper is not made to come in contact with gasoline.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:24 AM   #3
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mojito scooter (same one as i have)
If you are referring to the Piaggio 4-stroke LEADER engine . . what is so unique about the intake manifold gasket that you just can't fabricate one from the various gasket papers?

In this application, valve packing may be an alternative to the silicone products.
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:16 PM   #4
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Use the copper silicone as dabears stated. In addition, buy some loctite clear sealant and apply it around the edge of the the intake manifold to have an airtight seal. This stuff isn't just for water leaks. I used both of these products on my 278cc scooter.

http://m.loctiteproducts.com/p/6/0/2...rproof-Sealant
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:47 AM   #5
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:44 AM   #6
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Use the copper silicone as dabears stated. In addition, buy some loctite clear sealant and apply it around the edge of the the intake manifold to have an airtight seal. This stuff isn't just for water leaks. I used both of these products on my 278cc scooter.

http://m.loctiteproducts.com/p/6/0/2...rproof-Sealant
I actually used the copper silicone on a plastic gasket that was dripping some coolant. It works well. The water sealant reinforces the gasket and I used it keep my windshield from rattling due to two of the tabs I broke by yanking it. No more rattling.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:50 PM   #7
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One more thing is it worth going that route becasue often the OEM gasket is cheap , eg ch80 is 15 bucks . Also with most engines out there there are cheap clone gaskets kits. The cn250 clone kit is 20 bucks . The only issue with doing what your doing is using to much and having it end up in oil or water passages in the engine.


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