Originally Posted by chris4x4
Cool! I meant to tell ya, anytime I replace gaskets, I use some Copper RTV. I have never had a leak.
Something to think about if it happens again.
Wow, just did the same today. I put those OEM gaskets in, and felt was still having leak. went to a muffler shop and they suggested same deal. Works good. I got the Copper one, says withstands 700 deg. temp and safe for O2 sensor, which is located right beneath that flange.
Glad you fixed your leak Tacoskim...
I am still switching to DT Lontubes. Deal is, the Mechanic at muffler shop, who does good work, JHODGE knows the place, but anyways; He could not believe the gap between the manifold and the head. He told me I should switch back to the JBA gasket, and that he needs to cut the flange so that to releave the stress from the warp, and that would allow me to tourqe down the flange to specs.
Dude, I dont know. And the icing on the cake is, even though I cancled my order with JBA, being they were on back order, Today UPS stops by the house and drops off a brand new pair of JBA Gaskets... How Ironic.
But I'll be damn if I cut that flange, no matter how good this guy is. I would feel like Im jimmy rigging my damn truck. No Go...
So I decided to wait til tax return, Install Longtubes w/JBA gaskets (Better quality than stock) Get new OEM crush gaskets, apply a liitle RTV copper, and tourqe it all down to specs. After installing an O2 Bung of Coarse
What you guys think. Have I lost my mine, or do you think this is a way to get it right, for good???