Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
FYI, I did a cam change on my Cleveland last month. I have an Edelbrock performer 2V intake. I used the Edelbrock gaskets and installed them with Gasgacinch exactly as Edelbrock recommends. And I'm pretty sure I have a vacuum leak at the intake ports.
In my experience, whenever I have used any intake gaskets other than Felpro, I get vacuum leaks. I know many people say they've had problems with the Felpro gaskets, but since my experience is the direct opposite, I'm going to pop the intake and try the Felpro gaskets.
As a suggestion, be sure to torque the intake bolts in at least two phases. Torque them to about half the recommended spec, in order. Then torque them to full spec, in order. Wait a while for the gaskets to relax, then go over each bolt again, with your torque wrench still set to the correct spec, in order, to for good measure. Likely, most of the bolts will move just a little. Also, put a little oil on the threads of each intake bolt before you install it. This will help the bolt to reach actual torque.
Last edited by Klutch; 02-15-2019 at 12:42 PM.