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12-22-2012 08:55 PM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by mddunlap03 View Post
can i reuse my stock gaskets i to got a header
I reused my stock mani/cat gasket. For the flex, use the gaskets that come w/ the flex.
12-22-2012 08:44 PM
mddunlap03 can i reuse my stock gaskets i to got a header
12-02-2012 08:14 PM
felixthecat [QUOTE=AllCarFan;4479586]I will see that install and raise you a set of bassani equal lengths on a gen2 lightning sir! LOL



I see you've done some header installs too.
12-01-2012 10:09 PM
AllCarFan
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
Its not as bad as you think it is. Trying installing long tube headers on a GT500.
I will see that install and raise you a set of bassani equal lengths on a gen2 lightning sir!

The header on the focus wasnt too bad. Getting everything out was the hardest part. bolt your flexpipe to the header before you reinstall it....even if you leave it loose. its pretty straight forward. If dont get a tune, yuo will probably throw a code. There are some cheater tricks that sometimes work to not throw a code without a tune.
12-01-2012 06:00 PM
drewts86 Well in my mind, at least the arrangement of the Dtec motor makes more sense. Intake at the front / exhaust at the rear. Still don't get why they had the Zetec all flipped around with Intake @ rear and exhaust @ front. I mean, I've had other cars arranged like the Zetec too, but it just seem to make more sense to arrange it intake-front/exhaust-rear

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you can also undo the passenger side mount and slide the engine forward a little for more room. do yourself a favor and get a tune at the same time. I ran around untuned for a few weeks back when I did mine and the tune really woke it up
Actually a tuner is probably my next purchase. Installed FSW CAI a few weeks ago. Just got a TB and IM in the mail a couple days ago and yesterday bought FSW Stealth Exhaust locally off craigslist.
12-01-2012 05:59 PM
Buickboy you can also undo the passenger side mount and slide the engine forward a little for more room. do yourself a favor and get a tune at the same time. I ran around untuned for a few weeks back when I did mine and the tune really woke it up
12-01-2012 05:33 PM
felixthecat
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Sounds great, keep it coming. I plan on doing a full write-up with pictures and/or possible video. Seems they have write-up in the How-To archive for Zetec/SVT and SPI header installs, but not for Duratech.... wtf, really?!
Its not as bad as you think it is. Trying installing long tube headers on a GT500.
12-01-2012 04:15 PM
drewts86 Sounds great, keep it coming. I plan on doing a full write-up with pictures and/or possible video. Seems they have write-up in the How-To archive for Zetec/SVT and SPI header installs, but not for Duratech.... wtf, really?!
12-01-2012 03:54 PM
felixthecat I found I had to oblong the bolt holes on the bracket that supports the manifold. I oblonged the side that bolts to the header. The one that bolts to the block & manifold. I also removed the fuel evact canister on the firewall. I reused the oem gasket also. Better than the ford replacement one. I tighten them in sequance to 35lbs in 3 steps. Top to bottom then top, ect.
12-01-2012 03:19 PM
drewts86 Roger. Thanks for the info.
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