Pretty busy with work related stuff for the next week, so here’s one last post until the week after next.
Newest toy at work is a twin head laser cutter 130w/engraver25w CNC type machine. Is already working out great for gaskets. Here is an EJ-DE inlet manifold gasket test for size with the material being a manilla folder.
The image shows cutting a 5mm sheet of Teflon for an EJ-DE manifold gasket. The small circles being cut out are for seating under the flange washers to further insulate the inlet manifold from the heat of the head. Forgot to get a picture before mounting on the car and should have done a before and after temperature check. Touch wise the manifold certainly feels cool after running the engine. Attention to many little details like this all add up to a whole that is out of the ordinary. “It’s easy to get power by adding a turbo…but to get significant power gains from an NA engine is a hard route to take”.
A note here on ejde maniolds. There is a variation that has the water outlet blocked. On one versin water flow out of the far driver’s side of the manifold for the heater. The fact that one version has no coolant come out should mean water does not have to reticulate through the heater system and the heater can be omitted.