: Heavymetals gasket install...



wildwhl
09-24-05, 07:50 PM
Finally installed Heavy's bitchin' copper gaskets today.

I did not want to take a chance of any leaks, so I laid a good bead of copper RTV on one side, let it setup for an hour, and repeated on side two. After bolting in place I let the car sit for another hour or so while I finished changing the oil, raising the front 1/4" (post to follow) and a few other nagging issues addressed.

Do I have any leaks? None. They work. The combination of accurate prep (i.e. grinding the flange surfaces flat again) and a little copper RTV probably helps - but at any rate - I finally have a leak free connection.

The previous "dead soft aluminum" attemp on my own worked pretty well - but not perfectly. I have high hopes that these are the end to my exhaust leak woes.

Unfortunatly (fortunately?) the dealer will be dropping the exhaust in the near future for a replacement clutch :thumbsup: so I hope they can put her back together correctly.

Anyways, Heavy - thanks. I'll send my bill to Billy Boat tomorrow :)

Or, Billy - that x-pipe I've always wanted would shut me up :yup:

heavymetals
09-24-05, 07:54 PM
Glad they worked out for you.:thumbsup:

A lot of pennies gave their lives for that!:histeric:

urbanski
09-24-05, 07:54 PM
yeah man, due to the 2-bolt flange, those centers will never seal without copper RTV. Mine doesn't leak either, and I've retorqued it once.

i want on Billy's list of new-fashioned headers/cats/x-pipe :)

wildwhl
09-24-05, 08:02 PM
Urby -

link please :)

urbanski
09-24-05, 08:10 PM
Urby -

link please :)
hehe, if only man LOL

not done yet, our buddy who is very "stealthy" is getting new header unit #1 :) you'll have to talk to him ;)

heavymetals
11-09-05, 04:04 PM
I didn't want to start a new thread, but I wanted to let let you know that I have 11 sets of these left (4 to a set).

However if you only want a pair I will do that to.

Closer_2001
11-15-05, 10:29 PM
I didn't want to start a new thread, but I wanted to let let you know that I have 11 sets of these left (4 to a set).

However if you only want a pair I will do that to.

Heavymetals...I would like a set of your gaskets please.

erictornwall@gmail.com

trekster
11-15-05, 11:25 PM
Don't hesitate to buy his bitchin gaskets! I told him to overnight the gaskets but, later found out he's only about a 25min drive from me. Went to his place showed me his maggied V and z06 which are pretty "bitchin" rides.

Thanks again,
Gilbert

heavymetals
11-15-05, 11:52 PM
Your welcome Gilbert!

Glad the gaskets worked out for you and solved your leak problem.

I guess you could tell I am pretty proud of my rides.:shhh: