Sealing Systems for Composite Intake Manifolds 980576
The flange interfaces of composite intake manifolds can be successfully sealed using homogeneous press-in-place gaskets, but it is essential for a smooth program launch that a team approach is used. Press-in-place gaskets provide:
Accommodation for the variation inherent in large composite moldings
Effective sealing under a broad range of conditions
An economical sealing system
The ability for the OEM to receive a manifold preassembled with gaskets
Figure 1 shows a typical arrangement of such a gasket.
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