Header Ticking Noise - Team Camaro Tech
Troubleshooting Diagnosing problems done here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 03, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Ray
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 378
Post

Just replaced my factory manifolds with hedman 65003 coated headers. I used the gaskets that came with the headers. Now I get a ticking noise. Replaced gasket with factory style(fel pro kit) and some high temp sealer but same thing tik tik tik.....

Any suggestions? how much better are those higher priced aluminum or copper gaskets?

Thanks Guys, Ray
Rayzor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 03, 12:04 PM
Senior Tech
Jim
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Ft. Myers, Fl. USA
Posts: 211
Post

Ray, that ticking noise may be a spark plug wire that is bad and closer to the header tube than the factory exaust manifold was. If that's not the case you may want to put a straight edge across the headers as well as the head surface to make sure that they are flat. Also, you shouldn't need any sealer with the headers, especially new ones. I've always had good luck with the Fel Pro header gaskets. Hope this helps. Good luck, Jim

Jim & Yvonne
1968 Camaro
468 BBC, Turbo 400, 4.10 12 Bolt.

2010 Camaro SS/RS, Black on Black Leather

2008 GMC Crew Cab 4x4, LMM Duramax, Allison 6 Speed,
6" Cognito Lift, 35" Nitto's
Ledfoot is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 03, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Ray
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 378
Post

Thanks Jim! Its positively an exhaust leak at the head to header area.It started immediately after installing headers. (in fact my friend has a 68 camaro, installed the same headers and has the same problem)My car runs fine no ignition miss,wires do not touch primary tubes.

seems to be leaking between cyl #3 and cyl #5.I have stock heads, Maybe the large 1 3/4" primary headers I have aren't a good match

Thanks, Ray
Rayzor is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 03, 04:27 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Mike
 
MStennes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Central Washington
Posts: 1,326
Post

Rayzor,
I had the same problem and I went with the MR. Gasket copper header gaskets, they were a little spendier than the cheap fiber gaskets but my exhaust leaks went away.
Mike

69 RS/SS vert tourer, LS7, T56, Baer, Hydrooost, GW, etc, etc,
Welfare is completely against freedom and the principles of american life, paying people not to work by stealing from the people who do is insanity.
MStennes is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 03, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Ray
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 378
Post

Thanks Mike! I think I will do the same and try those premium type gaskets.It'll be my third time so I should be getting faster at it Sometimes I wish I didn't have that H-pipe.

Thanks again, Ray
Rayzor is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 03, 08:00 AM
Senior Tech
Mark
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NJ
Posts: 478
Post

I used Percy's dead soft aluminum gasket and Stage 8 locking bolts. I put them on in april and havent heard tick since. I highly recommend this set up. However, you could have a warped header flange, if so, no gasket will help. Im not sure if a straight edge is accurate enough to check for that. Perhaps a machinist should look at it.

67 RS Convertible, 355ci, 650cfm, 5-speed, 12-bolt, 3.90 gears. 12.7 @ 110 mph
Marktat is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 03, 10:38 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Chris
 
ckaram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,015
Garage
Post

A last thought is to use the dead soft aluminum and the felpro together.

That's how I eliminated mine. I chased it constantly with just the aluminum's on there.

Check my rides:

1968 Camaro Convertible LS1, T56
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2016 Challenger RT Scat Pack Shaker
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ckaram is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 03, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Ray
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 378
Post

Thanks for the info guys! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] I guess I'm not the only one who went through this. Hope it this will be the last time for me..

Thanks again,Ray
Rayzor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome