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So I installed the vforce reeds and I had to cut the stock intake boot ears off. It said to use a hacksaw but I did not have a blade so I used a razor blade. It didn't turn out as I wanted, the surface is uneven and not very clean cut. I believe it seals against the reeds but there is extra space between the reeds and the intake boot. Does this matter or hurt the motor? Thanks

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If it isn't airtight from the filter to the carb to the reeds to the motor then yes it hurts the motor.

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Make sure you put some fuel resistant rtv around the gaskets. A lot of the vforce 3 block are not true and have a slight bend in them, creating a small air leak.

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The 02 is a 2 piece reed cage unit & the 03 is a 1 piece better design.   If you haven't already used it send it back & get the 03 part # .   I'm running the 03 VF2 version on 02 cases with good results.    

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