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Old 06-21-2005, 09:09 PM   #31
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I got my gasket with a softer metal ring in the center for $0.50 at Checker Auto. I use it after the header, after the flex and after my split section exhaust. 3 x $0.50 = $1.50 & no exhaust leaks. woohoo
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:13 PM   #32
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well i dont have a checker auto around here ill look at autozone, but the gasket that came with the FS flex crapped out on me :( but i would still like a link to a copper one if anyone can find it
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:14 PM   #33
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Talking on exhaust leaks and gaskets.....how do u know if yours is leaking? Just by smell, or does it sound different too? Or just performance problems.........I got an OBX and might have the bad gasket but i dont know, only thing that im a little worried about is a louder clicking noise at lower rpms from exhaust which might be normal. Hope Im not jacking the thread. Thanks
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:24 PM   #34
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it has a bad sound, like mine i have a bad ticking sound, i took apart the connection and the gasket was broken. no smell that i know unless its a BAD exhaust leak, but more of a sound
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:27 PM   #35
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you can usually just hear air friction... moreso at higher rpms. turn your car on and rev your engine up by manually opening/closing the throttle body... there should be no mistake it's leaking when it's accelerating... if any other gaskets are leaking, you might hear them while driving... or have a friend help....

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woohoo obx! ;)

oh p.s. not much of a jacking since you are stating that your gasket is possibly leaking too, just reassures threader to purchase better gasket
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:31 PM   #36
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I will probably just go buy a copper gasket this week........but is a clicking noise a normal thing to hear with an obx when acelerating? My current gasket is one of those crappy "cardboard middle" ones.
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:34 PM   #37
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maybe a small clicking noise is normal, but nothing too loud, mine was really bad at first and i mean it sounded like and old VW beetle, so i fixed that real quick. now its nice after 3k rpms cuz the exhuast is louder than the leak. just when i start slow or in a parking lot it sounds bad
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