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Old 04-03-2012, 11:08 PM
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I bought new headers for my 6 and me and a friend tried to change them today i was able to get all the bolts out the headers and unbolt the headers from the exhuast ,but when i tried to take the header off the engine it would not move to save my life so i pried it with a flat head screw driver and it come off alittle and i was able to shack it up and down but could not get it to pull of and i riped the gasket alittle and i could get the header to pull off is there anyway i can get it off i was going to try the screw driver agian but i didnt want to ruin the gasket and than not be able to get the header of than id have a leak ?
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:17 AM
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I justed used a rebber mallet. Its a tight fit but tapping where you can helps to break the seal.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:26 AM
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You should probably really get a new gasket anyways.
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Originally Posted by Daehawk View Post
You should probably really get a new gasket anyways.
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Originally Posted by Daehawk View Post
You should probably really get a new gasket anyways.
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+1 .
I thought that was just common knowledge! lol I guess it does kinda sound like he wants to reuse them. x_x
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:08 PM
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i'd wana save money if I could use mine again lol i'm cheap so what.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:51 PM
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Im not trying to reuse the gaskets i have a new gasket set and new bbk headers ,I just cant get the old headers of there tight on there i can wigle them but i cant get them to pull off only reason i dont want to mess the gasket up more is because if i rip the gasket more and i still cant get the headers of than im ot going to be able to have a car to drive ? is there any way i can get the header of ? has everyone else's been this tight when removing the stock headers after 130k miles
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:20 AM
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Hope this helps, I know its a pain in the ***. I remember that the brake booster had to be removed. The black cylinder next to manifold. Look it up on Google, Good luck.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:10 AM
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use a mallet to get them off.

I didnt have to remove the booster, just annoying to get to.
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Spray it down with pb blaster, then let it sit and soak in for a bit, then try all the stuff the other guys said. And make sure you clean the old gasket material off really good before you install the new headers.
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