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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 09, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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header issues

The headers that I am using (brand unkown) make it extremely difficult to get the rear bolt in on the passenegr side...are there any brands out there with which this does NOT take an act of congress???

Also--does anyone have any good tricks for avoiding header leaks (both at the block and at the collector (I am using metal gaskets, but i ha sbecome eveident hat even with the bots as toght as they will go, I've got a couplre of leaks?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 09, 11:25 PM
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I cut an open end wrench of the appropriate size, to about 3" in length. This works for me. You could also replace that bolt with a socket head cap screw. Then use an allen wrench or socket. I have had good luck with my Persey Dead soft aluminum gaskets.

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