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Old 07-11-2004, 06:33 PM
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I have 2 questions

1) I bought the "special" exhaust gaskets (Flatoutgaskets). Do I still need to spray the copper sealant on these? (Please say "NO" because they are on and I don't want to remove them )

2) How important is it to use exhaust ealant between the primaries and sidepipes? I'm 1/2" away from having my pipes on without it

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Joea, your headers should be fine without the copper sealant, but would recomend sealant at the flange where the primarys bolt up to the exhaust.
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Old 07-12-2004, 08:01 AM
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Joe,

No need for sealant on the header gaskets. I wouldn't bother with sealant between the primary pipes and the side pipes either. I used no sealant on mine. One side is great with no exhaust leaks. The other side has a slight leak that sometimes causes a backfire on that side when I let off the gas. So, I've taken it off 3 times and tried to get it to seal with various sealants. Each sealant I've tried only lasts about 2-4 weeks before it burns away and puts me back to square 1.

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Old 07-12-2004, 08:12 AM
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Ok thanks...now I just gotta get these %$#@ pipes on!!! Three times...you must be an expert...any advise?
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Old 07-12-2004, 08:42 AM
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Joe, I never use a spray on the header gaskets to the heads, but if you have iregularities in the surfaces at the side pipes, you might want to put just a little on to help keep the gases out of the engine bay.

The white gasket board from Mr. Gasket make great side pipe gaskets. It is what I use.

Just a quick note, you might want to gasket the flang to frame mounting as it will reduce the amount of noise in the cockpit.
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No real secret other than just be careful. I usually support the back end of the side pipe on a cardboard box. I drape a towel over it so I don't accidentally "customize" my paintjob with the rear of the sidepipe. Make sure all of your primary pipes are loose at the head. Backing off each header bolt about 2 or 3 revolutions should do it. The first time I installed them I put a little vaseline on the inside of the sidepipe and on the outside of the primary pipe to get them to slide more easily. Good luck.

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Sounds like you are getting close...... Keep in touch and check out the post I made tonight for a So Cal cruise. Hopefully you can be up and running by 8/15.

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Got one side (Driver's) setup tonight...took 4 Advil immediately afterwords. That was tough! Gonna sleep good tonight! I was trying start it up this Thursday on my son's birthday. Not sure if I will make it. One more sidepipe. Then hook up the dash and battery and I should be able to start it up. Getting close...I hope I can make the 15th...that will depend on the rest of the Registration process.....
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