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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by schmuck, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. schmuck

    schmuck 1/2 ton status

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    i had a set of hedman headers on my truck that continualy leaked so i finaly got a new set of flowtech try y headers and they still leak, its just the drivers side at the head that leaks ive tried cleaning the header flange with a wire wheel and ive tried cleaning the head with a wire wheel and scraper, ive used the paper gasketes and the steel reinforced gaskets please help this is driving me nuts next i was going to try exhaust manifold gaskets
     
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    I used exhaust manifold gaskets and they always worked really good. The only leaks I got were due to loose bolts...

    I used the dead soft aluminum collector gaskets and had good luck with those as well.

    Rene
     
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    Does it leak from the begining? If not it could be the bolts are backing out. I put some header bolt locks on mine when I had them and they lasted for years. PITA to put on but worth it.
     
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    yeah they leak from the get go, ive got dead soft on the collectors those things are great, i dont know what happened it never leaked then one day it started leaking and i havent been able to get it to stop yet
     
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    warped head? same side leaking as before???
     
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    huh i dont seem to ever have leaks from the head..mine are all in the collectors due to warped flanges..and i used the dead soft aluminum gaskets to..on the heads i just used paper mr. gaskets and they seem to be fine i dont ever hear any ticking coming from them so..
     
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    Does everything line up square? Did you way overtorque the flanges????
     
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    i didnt over tighten as far as i know, i cranked down on it with a stubby wrench, as far as the head goes it didnt look bad but the next time i pull it off ill check it with a straight edge
     
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    and im retightening them after about 2 days
     

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