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Old 07-17-2010, 09:35 PM   #41
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Maybe not but the exhaust flange is looking a little rusty so I would like to coat them as PM. Don't feel like trying to hunt down another set of technik headers 5 years from now because I had to tear up the flange.

I figured that this would be a perfect winter project.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:52 PM   #42
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hey i just put ebay headers in and i think i might have done something wrong...i put them in and when i drove around for the first 10 min it was amazing.....it was the perfect sound....not too much rasp....i loved it...but 30 into driving i hear this loud grumble and now it sounds like a go cart on steroids...i think i was supposed to retighten the bolts or something and now my car sounds like sh!t...


either i have an exhaust leak at the header-exhaust connection or i have a manifold exahust leak or i have broken header.....please help!
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:11 AM   #43
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sound like a tractor? you have a leak, most likely at the header flange (connected to catback) but only you know how tight you made the bolts, if you used the oem gaskets, ect. be honest, and it will set you free
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:04 PM   #44
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haha yeah it sounds like a damn tractor.... and no im not running open headers....i guess i just need to retighten the bolts
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most likely the bolts at the lower flangem but double chekc everything to make sure.
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:52 PM   #46
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i will have to tomorow
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:18 AM   #47
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so anyone notice who put on the ebay headers have any noticeable power gains? feel any different driving? How does it sound?
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so anyone notice who put on the ebay headers have any noticeable power gains? feel any different driving? How does it sound?
on the 323 I definitly noticed a torque shift and an hp gain. also if you used the right gaskets andinstalled properly the car should be stock quite driving around day to day. But when you step on it there is a litte more sound. deeper too.
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yea same as ^^^ except a louder sound when driving (not a lot) but more torque and faster acceleration....overall just better
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BTW if your car sounds like a tractor you did use the right gaskets or tighten it down enough. and you have an exhaust leak.
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did you get your issue fixed.
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did you get your issue fixed.
you mean the CEL? I am still working on that..... but believe me the problem will be resolved soon.
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fixed it...was just needing a retightening....no more tractor sound
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fixed it...was just needing a retightening....no more tractor sound
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:35 PM   #55
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The nuts for the exhaust flanges and the headers in my package of goodies from Tischer came. They look ceramic (brown/tan/orange ish and matte finish) and threads are oval shaped.

On the plus side, the gaskets look amazing!

Back to my local hardware store

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The nuts for the exhaust flanges and the headers in my package of goodies from Tischer came. They look ceramic (brown/tan/orange ish and matte finish) and threads are oval shaped.

On the plus side, the gaskets look amazing!

Back to my local hardware store
NO dont do that. they are supposed to be oval. they expand and that how they stay locked. USE the OEM ones they are that way for a reason. .
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Lol good to know. Go Tischer.

Thanks, mvrk.

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Lol good to know. Go Tischer.

Thanks, mvrk.

no problem wouldnt want you to have a exhaust leak.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:10 PM   #59
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Also if you want to fill in the missing part numbers for the needed parts section, this will save some people some headaches searching. Theyre in bold for the ones missing.
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Gaskets/Bolts Commonly Needed when Installing Headers (All Prices Came from Tischer)
2 x Exhaust Gasket (Cylinder Head to Header) - Part # 11621732969 - $31.86 per Exhaust Gasket (cut heat shield off)
16 x Stud Bolt (Cylinder Head to Header) - Part # 11127506203 - $0.74 per Stud Bolt
16 x Hex Nut (Cylinder Head to Header) - Part # 11721437202 - $0.58 per Hex Nut
4 x Hex Bolt (Header to Exhaust) - Part # 11621427586 - $17.26 per Hex Bolt (Can substitute Grade 8, M10-40 bolts)
4 x Hex Nut (Header to Exhaust) - Part # 18301737774 - $1.32 per Hex Nut
2 x Flat Gasket (Header to Exhaust) - Part # 18107502346 - $9.54 per Flat Gasket
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EDIT: Changes look good. Thanks

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changes made. keep the information flowing guys. the more info threads like this have the easier it is for future modders and the community to work.
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