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Old 01-31-2007, 12:04 AM   #5
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Alright, made a lot of progress.

Napa, autozone, advanceauto are all a waste of time for this. Those guys are like "uhhhh well what uhhh at least tell me what year it is" and im like DUDE the stocker is AN O-GASKET I want a COLLECTOR 3-BOLT gasket. Sometimes I lose faith in society's ability to think for itself.

ANYWAY the napa guy gave me some headway. He said look for "nitro-seal" sheets. ebay, no. amazon, no. froogle, no. BUT I did find some AWESOME Mr. Gasket stuff on Amazon. the p/n 5961 (6"x24", $13.50) or uhhh.. 5960 for a 10x10 @ $8.50. I figure with the 10x10 you get 9 gaskets, the 6x24 will allow 16 at most. I'm gonna get the 6x24 tonight and see what happens. I mean geez, this stuff is .063" thick! theres no way its gonna blow out. Oh, and amazon has the cheapest price ive seen i think, but this one place on froogle has a free shipping deal. $12.98 total, not bad for 16 exhaust gaskets! Besides, I need new ones for both flex flanges, too!

P.S. the temp gasket/rtv blew out after 200 miles. leaking pretty bad now after 350. I wouldn't recommend wasting 10 bucks on it, unless you really NEED to drive your car (like i did).
O gees. I'm horrible at doing that stuff, making gaskets. I had to RTV the connection to the flex pipe cause it didn't tighten all the way. Seems good for now. If you can, if the gaskets you make works out good, I would buy some from ya. If your willing to do it that is. I emailed McNews also so I will see how that will go. And yeah, believe me I tried all the auto stores imaginable with no luck. They all looked at me like I was from outer space. *sigh. Ugh, I hate hearing the stupid exhaust leak while I'm driving. Flex pipe connection is sealed but it def has to be leakin at the manifold connection since I couldn't find a gasket and I didn't want to RTV it. Let me know how the gaskets you make works out.
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