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Header gasket

Old 02-01-2005, 05:52 PM
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I need to replace a header gasket, as it blew when a couple of bolts backed out a bit. I need to know if I can just unbolt the header from the head and slip in a new one, or will I have to disconnect the exhaust from the header as well?
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:04 PM
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im thinking it will depend how tight your exhaust is, only one way to find out.
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:05 PM
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just unbolt it..do yourself a favor and get copper gaskets..or the metal ones that are covered in graphite
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:55 PM
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Thanks. I already had a gasket, the ones that came with my headers, and I used the ones that came with my engine gasket kit. Prolly just use what I have.
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:09 PM
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some gsk you just leave the 2 side bolts in ..and the gsk slips down on the headder...you know what i mean??
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:42 PM
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Make sure the old one comes out completely or it may not seal well...
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:09 PM
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Good thinking, I give a shot tomorrow. I better get some locktite.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:19 PM
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i wouldnt recomment locktite.. if you break off a bolt in your head taking them off next time... then what will u do.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:21 PM
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don't use just any type of cheap header gaskets as they tend to fail on a regular basis. get some good ones from Mr. Gasket or go with copper ones like that old fart vfast said to use. you might be able to change the gaskets without loosing the headers from the midpipe, but I doubt it.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:28 PM
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watch it pappy
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