Putting on my Rewarder headers tomorrow, just want to do it right the first time........ lol!
talked me into trying hi temp stuff. I have not had a problem yet.
Originally Posted by Kyle
Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.
If im not mistaken, you said Rewarders......first of all, grab a long block with some 80 grit then some 220 and clean up the flanges!
Rewarders have to be the worst at having flat flanges, the laybacks are even more horrendous!
With mine (Laybacks), even blocking the flanges, I still use "The Right Stuff" its a black ultra high temp sillycone, its worked so far and does not remove aluminum from the mounting surface if I need to remove the headers! lol
I was told this method by an old (er) engine builder over in the vdrive section, he said he has not bought a set of gaskets for his deal in some time!
He goes by the name Rick James bitch, or something along those lines.
At least you dont have to worry about the gasket impeding the flow of exhaust!
Im sure I will catch some hell from this, but its ok, ive gotten out of deeper piles!
I've been using the high temp silicone for 20+ years. Works every trime. Why spend the money for gaskets when you can get a whole tube of " gaskets" for six bucks. Plus silicone is a little more forgiving when you don't have perfectly straight or quality header flanges. Keep the bead close to the port opening and not to big, very little will squish out if your carefull.
nothing but RTV here, i let it skin first before putting it together otherwise it all just oozes out. i put it around the exhaust ports on the head then get the bolts started without it touching and then once i have 2 in ill tighten em up and clamp it together.