Need to replace header gaskets when grinding the welds?


10 replies to this topic
  • Bibleman

Posted May 26, 2007 - 06:34 AM

#1

Or are the stock ones still good after taking the headers off and reinstalling?

  • martinfan30

Posted May 26, 2007 - 07:31 AM

#2

i reused mine when i did that job and no leaks yet!

  • Bibleman

Posted May 26, 2007 - 09:03 AM

#3

OK thanks. I didn't want to take things apart and then need to order gaskets to get back on the road.

  • Bibleman

Posted May 26, 2007 - 11:14 AM

#4

PS Did you notice any difference by grinding the welds, ie is it worthwhile?

  • Thumpmeister

Posted May 27, 2007 - 01:31 AM

#5

Grinding the welds?

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  • Bibleman

Posted May 27, 2007 - 05:37 PM

#6

We're talking about grinding some of the excess weld material inside the header pipes.

  • Thumpmeister

Posted May 27, 2007 - 06:17 PM

#7

Thats what I thought. Does it actually make any difference?

  • Bibleman

Posted May 28, 2007 - 05:32 AM

#8

I've heard reports both ways, so I'm not sure.

  • martinfan30

Posted May 28, 2007 - 05:04 PM

#9

i think it is better, but not much if at all. it should be better cause it opened up those holes a little more.

  • TDC71

Posted May 29, 2007 - 08:39 AM

#10

Just ground mine this weekend. Didnt notice much of a difference like i thought I would. Already cammed/ jetted 165/58/supertrapp IDS2/ Daves mods/and de-snorked. So kinda wasted time I think.:)



Todd

  • Slim Shadetree

Posted May 30, 2007 - 05:24 PM

#11

Just ground mine this weekend. Didnt notice much of a difference like i thought I would. Already cammed/ jetted 165/58/supertrapp IDS2/ Daves mods/and de-snorked. So kinda wasted time I think.:thumbsup:



Todd


this is what i thought. glad i never ended up doing it. besides the fact that the bolts are all rusty and seized looking. exhaust bolts :)





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