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exhaust manifold gasket recommendation?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by docgab, May 16, 2005.

  1. docgab

    docgab 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Anyone have a favorite brand for exhaust manifold gaskets? I pulled my manifold off and the gaskets seem fine, but I figured I'd replace them anyhow. I think the problem might have been the couple of bolts not tightened down very well. Have I read in the past of these bolts working loose? Or is that my imagination. If so, should I put something on them to keep from working loose? Sorry for the noob questions, but I am what I am. lol
     
  2. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Hey doc, I just put manifold gaskets on my truck a couple days ago. Got Fel-Pro's from Autozone. I think as far as gaskets go, you can't go wrong with Fel-Pro's.

    If there's anything ya need help with, don't hesitate to ask. Besides, I need ya to adjust my back again sometime soon. :D
     
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    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    I concur!
     
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    Fel-Pro gaskets are the best IMHO. As for what to use to keep the bolts from loosening, use star washers and NOT lock washers. I would suggest replacing all the bolts and using the star washers and having the exhaust manifolds resurfaced.
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    For headers I"ve had good luck with Percy's
     
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    docgab 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    It's funny you should bring this up.... ;-) I'll PM you.

    To everyone else who responded, thanks much I appreciate your help. :grin:
     
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    I'm not sure who's trick this is but if you put red rtv on the gaskets and you won't have to worry about it leaking for a long time... read it on this site and went out and did it and it worked great.
     

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