I began the night thinking I was going to do a complete tear down/head gasket job......as I was taking things apart, it became apparent that the leak was actually coming from the lower intake manifold (poor gasket seal in one corner with signs of/traces of leakage upon removal of the gasket and manifold).
Anyways, on to my dillema - as I was cleaning the manifold, there was some pitting on one side (same side the leak/poor gasket seal was on - surprise, surprise)........is there a way to "fix" the manifold? I know I can take it in and have it machined, or just get a new one, but I am looking for a more cost effective "fix". Can I use RTV, let it set and then match it up with the valley gasket? Is there some kind of aluminum "filler" that you suggest (other than JB weld)? The leak wasn't that severe, so another option would be to just leave it as is and put it back together.