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post #1 of 15 Old 10-25-2012, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust Gasket

I know this is going to be a stupid question. I'm installing a Barkers exhaust. When I pulled off the stock header, I made sure to keep an eye out for the original gasket so I can reuse it. Nothing came out, so I figured it was still inside the opening. When I checked, it doesn't seem like anything was there. I felt around but nothing came out.

My questions are, is the gasket easily noticeable? Is it something I should be able to just reach in and pull out? Is it possible that it was just never there?

I just ordered new gaskets, so now everything is on hold til they get here.
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Every time I have removed my exhaust the gasket has dissapeared. I have had to buy a new gasket everytime. My guess is they eventually melt or something.
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At least I know it's not just me.

But if it was there, it would be noticeable and easy to remove, right? It wouldn't be something that has to get pried out?
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The gasket is not noticeable at all. Since a new gasket gets crushed when you install the header, it is only about 1/16" thick after you remove the header. Also, they don't just fall out, they get kind of pressed into the side of the head. If you look with a light, you should be able to see a faint line about 1/16" into the head from where the exhaust flange sits. It is hard to see, as carbon builds up around it.

Best way I have found to remove it is get a flat blade screw driver and slide it at a angle down the inside of the exhaust port, it will catch the edge of the gasket and then you can just pry it out.

Nerv, the gasket for sure doesn't melt. How many times have you had the exhaust off? I am guessing you just keep stacking the new gasket on top of the old one everytime you have had the exhaust off. Might want to take a good look next time, as stacking them will eventually lead to issues.

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Thanks. I'll take another look.
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The gaskets are made out of copper and usually can be seen alittle even when crushed. I think it is same part number as a 450r.

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The gaskets are made out of copper and usually can be seen alittle even when crushed. I think it is same part number as a 450r.
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I've taken screwdrivers to the area there's nothing there, I don't know what happens to them and I put them on myself so I know they're there. Maybe I have a gasket ghost thief.
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Took another look today and after wiping off the area I could see the copper. Stuck a screwdriver in and popped it right out. New ones should be here soon. Since I have no idea what the new ones look like yet, I was wondering if it mattered which way they went in?
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I've taken screwdrivers to the area there's nothing there, I don't know what happens to them and I put them on myself so I know they're there. Maybe I have a gasket ghost thief.
you must be really getting your header hot or you are submarine it in salt water ivev never heard of that failure!


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