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What header gasket?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dawson444, Dec 28, 2001.

  1. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

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    I need new header gaskets on my 350. Which brand would you reccomend? Would like to get from Summit, but anywhere will work. Thanks!

    Dawson
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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    At the head I use stock GM exhaust manifold gaskets for my headers. I've never had one leak or blow out.
    For the collector I've had good luck with the dead soft aluminum collector gaskets. I found it helped to make sure the sealing surfaces on the collector and the end of the header were true. A little massage with a body hammer on the lip area helped a ton.

    Rene

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  3. jwduke

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    Jegs <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jegs.com/>http://www.jegs.com/</a> has some soft copper ones that are supposed to never ever burn out.

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  4. 8_YOUR_H2

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    I used the el cheapo ones it came with and have never had a problem, now the collector gaskets, thats a different story. I have personally never had a problem with the ones the headers came with BUT I have helped my friend change his (let me take off my shoes and socks...)so many times I cant count.
     
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    I'll second the vote for the soft copper gaskets. I've had the best luck with them, and you can get them from Summit, like you want.

    Robb
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