[T3] Intake Gasket Material

Jeremy Menzies skellzangelz at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 31 08:34:49 PST 2011

I agree, I used a thin cake mix box cut out using the phenolic spacers as a template and they seem to be working pretty well.  I've read that the metal ones that are available as part of engine gasket kits are not right for the Type 3 intake runners, FYI.


> From: jadney at vwtype3.org
> To: type3 at vwtype3.org
> Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:58:23 -0600
> Subject: Re: [T3] Intake Gasket Material
> On 28 Dec 2011 at 22:43, Dave wrote:
> > I'm in the process of rebuilding my 69 fastback FI and was able to get
> > it started for the first time in a dozen years.  YEA! 
> Congratulations!   ;-)  
> > But it was running really rich.  Found some good vacuum leaks at the
> > intake runner/head area.  There doesn't seem to be intake gaskets
> > around for the FI engines anymore. I know I have to use the hard
> > spacers but what do I use as a gasket material between the spacer and
> > the head/runner?  RTV doesn't seem like a good idea with that area
> > being sprayed with gas.  What does everyone else use? 
> Some kind of pasteboard from cereal boxes or something similar but 
> thinner should be fine. The OE material was actually quite thin, more 
> like heavy paper.
> If you can find the dual port gaskets used for OE dual carb Type 3s 
> ('67s in the US) those work perfectly.
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