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Old 11-26-2008, 07:36 PM
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exhaust leak

so i bought the megan header/test pipe set up, and since ive had it on (2 weeks) ive blown 2 of the gaskets that connect the header to the downpipe. i dont know if its just the crappy gasket that came with the exhaust or what. but its really buggin me. i went to honda to get a honda gasket only to realize that the one for the stock exhaust is 2 donut gaskets, so no help there. anyone else had this problem? where can i get a good gasket? should i add anything to the connection when i put it on? my lude sounds like an old ford pickup truck. thanks.
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Re: exhaust leak

if i had a nickle for every time that gasket took a shiit on me...

are you sure your tightening the 3 bolts in the correct sequence, and to the right tq spec?

if its still giving you problems, go to any autopart store and buy some RTV gasket maker. t'was the last time i ever had problems w/ that gasket.
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Re: exhaust leak

+2 on the RTV, but make sure you get copper.

you could also try making your own, i know autozone sells gasket material.
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Re: exhaust leak

ahhh ok. i didnt know there was a proper sequence to tightening them down. also didnt know there was a torque spec. mind sharing that info?
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Re: exhaust leak

Personally, I've never had a problem with my Megan exhaust parts, but I know another guy that kept replacing them over and over because of a leak, and it turns out it was the gasket you are talking about. RTV ftw dood. Good luck!
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Re: exhaust leak

What is that online manual thing, like ALLDATA or something like that. I think it post all the torque specs and that type of stuff.
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