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exhaust manifold studs on a 383 71 engine

Ralph

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My engine was just rebuilt and the engine builder did not put back the exhaust manifold studs. On the 383 engine the studs are 3/8".

Do I put some type of sealer on them ?

I remember something about them and the water jacket so they needed to be sealed.

Thanks for your input.

Ralph
 

Chryco Psycho

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I would install new studs & yes they all need to be sealed as they are open into the water jacket .
U se teflon tape + liquid teflon sealer
 

tonysrt

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I've used anti rust as a lubricant and it will help in future removal of the studs. I've used it on a Gen 2 hemi and a 318 and no leaks.
 
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