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Unread 03-14-2006, 08:19 AM   #1
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Exhaust Header Madness!!

I just put a new header on my exhaust by pacesetter. It comes with these little step washers to compensate for the difference in thickness in the flange of the exhaust and the intake. But on the bottom of the engine where the header bolts are barely visible its difficult to line them up correctly. It's hard enough just to get a wrench in there. So my exhaust leaks like nothing else and sounds like poo. Anyone have any suggestions to make sealing my exhaust easier? Thanks!

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Unread 03-14-2006, 09:42 AM   #2
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TAKE EV.... OMG MY CAPS LOCK IS ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take everything out of the way, intake manifold, throttle body, powersteering pump and it will go in a lot easier.
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Unread 03-14-2006, 10:04 AM   #3
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the main problem though is that the header itself is in the way. On the cylinder pipes's downward angle it blocks off the bolt holes that I need to tighten. I'm just hoping there is some secret trick that people do to seal leaky exhaust
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Unread 03-14-2006, 11:54 AM   #4
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I took mine to a local shop and had them do some repiping to make every thing fit propely. Got frm the header to the cat repiped for $100. Money well spent.
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Unread 03-14-2006, 01:59 PM   #5
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can you post some pictures of what you need to tighten?
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unbolt it fromthe exhaust down tube, that is probably what is taking it out of alligment.
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Unread 03-14-2006, 03:42 PM   #7
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the main problem though is that the header itself is in the way. On the cylinder pipes's downward angle it blocks off the bolt holes that I need to tighten. I'm just hoping there is some secret trick that people do to seal leaky exhaust
Are you talking about the header pipes or the mounting flange that actually bolts to the head. After i bolted mine up the mounting flange overlapped some of the bolt holes for the intake and i had to take the header back off and grind it down so the other bolts would fit, BTW, did i mention that pacesetter headers SUCKASS!!!!! Just wait till you see where the rest of the pipe ends up.
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BTW, did i mention that pacesetter headers SUCKASS!!!!! Just wait till you see where the rest of the pipe ends up.

This is why I recomend taking it to a muffler shop. I could not agree more with the comment. Thats what we get for being cheap.
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This is why I recomend taking it to a muffler shop. I could not agree more with the comment. Thats what we get for being cheap.
Yeah, in the end it doesnt pay off. I ended up paying $90 just to have the rest of the exhaust routed so it wouldnt get ripped off the first time i take it off road. Guess i am the one that got ripped off. BTW, pacesetter customer service SUCKSASS too. I emailed, called and was even told to send pics of my problem and 2 weeks later still no word back from them. When ever i run into a product or company this bad, yes, i will do my best to make it known.
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Unread 03-14-2006, 09:00 PM   #10
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well I was ingenient enough to run all y own custom downpipes and such. It actually looks and sounds remarkable beautiful. And to answer the question earlier, It's the flange that bolts to the block where the problem is. Just cant quite get it to seal right. Any ideas ya'll? And yeah, Im pretty cheap as well
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