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Old 09-06-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Exhaust gaskget - header to cat:

Had a cracked exhaust manifold. Replaced it, and broke one of the studs. Put it together, but used the old gasket on the catalytic converter side; didn't have one handy.

Had a shop fix the stud for me, and gave then new gaskets. THe one that was on there, was just a round ring. So bought the round ring from rock auto.

Was a little better for a while, but got loud again.

Was in the shop today for something else and asked to see if they could find the leak this time. They think its from the flange at the manifold / cat junction.

After looking again at, I see that the gasket for the SPI motor is very much flange shaped, not a little round ring. So this makes sense, if I have the DOHC gasket on there (maybe a previous owner put the wrong one on, and confused me)

Can that gasket be changed without taking the manifold off? Could some one out line a procedure please?


Bryan Berndt

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