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I have a 94 camaro 3.4l v6 and replacing the intake manifold

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I have a 94 camaro 3.4l v6 and replacing the intake manifold gaskets. I noticed the pushrods go through the gasket. Can i cut the gasket at the top to get around the pushrods? This is not on any surface of the head or block. The gasket is not sealing anything in that areas.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.

I am sorry for the long wait

yes those upper gasket small portions that go behind the push rods that do not seal to anything can just have a single cut in them to tuck them behind the push rods and it will not harm anything at all

the newer 3.4 engines with the thick plastic lower intake manifold gaskets you can NOT do this too but the 1994 lower thinner somewhat paper type lower intake manifold gaskets you can put a single cut and tuck then behind the push rods