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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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installing headers...

Hey when I put the headers on should I use any gasket sealer on the gaskets and is there a certain patern I need to follow while tightening the bolts down? Thanks.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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middle out tighten, sealer no
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:22 PM   #3
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no sealant on the gaskets...they should be a soft metalic material, so they crush to make the seal...tighten bolts from the center out
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:24 PM   #4
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yeah what he ^^^^^ said.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:25 PM   #5
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Thanks guys....
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:28 PM   #6
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You'll also have to re-tighten them a couple times after running and cooling down i'm thinking, or does anyone think threadlocker would make this unnecessary?
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #7
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You'll also have to re-tighten them a couple times after running and cooling down i'm thinking, or does anyone think threadlocker would make this unnecessary?
on new header yes but if just changing gaskets on an exsisting header then just a simple check of tightness after a week of running would be surrfice.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #8
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cool deal, gonna get that done tomarrow.
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cool deal, gonna get that done tomarrow.
tomorrow.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 11:07 PM   #10
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lol...first thing.....
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Old February 17th, 2010, 11:08 PM   #11
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make sure your not toasting any spark plug wires
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Old February 17th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #12
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make sure your not toasting any spark plug wires
i bought accel header plugs and the wire brackets and clips. Hopefully I'll be ok.
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