Yes, you can check the fuel pump with a pressure gauge. Many of the nationally recognized parts stores rent the tool. You may want to double check, but I believe your pressure should be in the area of 45 PSI. As far as the intake gasket, there are a couple things you could do. Check intake vacuum with a gauge is one way. The same thing with the tool if you don't have one. If there is a major intake leak, if you remove the oil fill cap with the engine running, it will kill the engine. You could listen for a hissing too. And one way, that I don't like to recommend because it can cause a fire, is to take starting fluid (while the engine is running) and spray it around the gasket. If there is a leak, the RPM's will increase. All kidding aside, make sure to have a fire extinguisher near. If the starting fluid hits an exhaust manifold or other very hot item, it could catch fire.
Let me know what you find.
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Monday, February 20th, 2017 AT 6:17 PM