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how to replace header gaskets

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tecton, May 3, 2003.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    i bought them yesterday....do i just unbolt the header, stick it in, and rebolt/tighten?
     
  2. milspecjimmy

    milspecjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    just loosen the bolts a little, cut the bottem of the bolt holes out so you can drop the gaskets over the bolts, then retighten
     
  3. jakeslim

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    hmmm...i never thought about cutting out the bolt holes...nice idea.
     
  4. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    very good way to do it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. 78GMCJIMMY

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    /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gifKnowbody has mentioned removing the old gaskets and cleaning the mating surfaces! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gifVery important in order to achieve a proper seal! Yeah Buddy! /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif~Yee-Haw!~ /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif/forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     

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