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Collector Gasket?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtnman210, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. mtnman210

    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I just finished what should be an easy fix. I lost the nuts and bolts off the collector gaskets so I put some new ones in.--BUT--Does anyone if there is another type of gasket other than the triangled 3 bolt pattern. I mean there has to be an easier way to get the top nuts tight especially on the passenger side under the starter. Is there another kind of gasket that would work or is this just how it is.
     
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    Can't you rotate the mounts to gain access to the header?
     
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    I have moved mined around to et it to a decent spot to where I can get to it, but I am running long headers and sounds like your running shorties. All the ones I have ever seen have been 3 bolt.
     
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    I had my local exhaust shop cut off my collector flange and weld the pipe directly to the header, no more leaks ever again /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Yeah I've got it rotated right now to where it's not to bad to get on the nuts but it's still a pain. I thought about welding them too but then what do you do if you need to remove the header. I figured I'd be stuck with the 3 holes but I had to check on here to see if there was anything else. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    The cheap felt gaskets are terrible. Summit and Jegs sell a dead soft aluminum piece that seals much better.

    Might help your situation.
     
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    I run the copper ones and they've worked out real well for me.

    Flowmasters have quite a bit of backpressure and I was blowing out even the Mr. Gasket "ultra seals" quite often.

    Never had this problem when I had glasspacks or straight pipes on it in the past.
     
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    I used to go through 2 sets of paper gaskets everytime I went off road. Bought the dead soft aluminum and have a few trails on them all ready. Well worth the 20 or so bucks I pad for them /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Percy's Dead-soft aluminum gaskets...I have had GREAT luck with these...

    Chris
     

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