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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 05, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hedman header gaskets ?

HI just brought some hedman headers 2 inch primary .going onto a alloy head zz454 should i put the hedman gaskets that come with the headers on dry or use some sort of exhaust gasket sealer or throw them away and use some thing better
I hate blown header gaskets what do u guys use that works well on your headers thanks
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 05, 07:26 AM
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Re: Hedman header gaskets ?

i have read on here that you should soak paper gaskets in water (i forget how long) before assembly.if the flanges are straight and you remember to retorque several times,they should be ok.
but since you sound like you hate exhaust leaks as much as i do,there are some new technologies on the market lately.dead soft aluminum header and collector gaskets from mr. gasket look real promising,as do the split lock header and collector bolts,kind of like a poly lock for your headers!anyone currently using either of these?
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