need to know how to check for manifold gasket leaks

Asked by Jun 28, 2016 at 01:05 AM about the 2004 Hyundai Elantra GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I use a spray bottle of water set on stream, when the engine stumbles, there's your leak. Some Techs use gasoline or some spray carb cleaner, but one stray spark and you have set the thing on fire.

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37,925

That would be me, always used carb cleaner and listen for the rpm's to go up, never thought of using water spray, good idea.

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water spray is genius, I have used carb cleaner, but only on a cold engine.

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