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Water Divider Leaking Into Manifold After Weber Dcoe Intall


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Monday I removed the weber 32/36 setup and installed weber 40 dcoe's. Used all new gaskets. The engine fired right up but idles around 1500-1600 rpm's with the idle screw backed all the way out. As its idling I noticed puffs of what appears to be white smoke. If I give it gas it blows a lot of white smoke. I don't see any oil in the coolant, no coolant in the oil and its not coming from the brake booster (sucking brake fluid) . After looking over everything I noticed a very small amount of coolant under the manifold on cylinder #1 that shares the gaskets with the water divider. I figure this has to be the problem. Anyone else ever experience this? I'm going to replace the gaskets tonight and was wondering if I should use rtv?

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Check the area where there is the common stud for the water neck and the manifold.  Are both sides the same thickness?  Sometimes one side is thinner and is not clamped by the washer.  If not the same you should remove the higher side and file it down to make both sides about the same thickness.  Tightening the nut diesn't seem to help and sometimes just breaks off the higher side piece.

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