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Its all fixed!!!

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by ETaco23, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Aug 15, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    ETaco23

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    :D It was a pain, but we fixed my stupid leak. We had to freaken Helicoil the stud that was stripped, and that was oh so fun!
    So now I just hope I stay leak free! (knock on wood)

    And my power came back and its great!:D
     
  2. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Well... Today I found out that I still have a small leak! Im really hating this. Im getting xstremely frustrated and am about to just sell this piece of crap! I should've never even touched the Manifold! :(

    Im fresh out of ideas on how to get rid of this stupid leak! I need some help!!!
    We got the stud fixed, but there is still a small leak! Any Idea's? Its a set of TRD headers just so you know...
     
  3. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Dont get too hasty....Where is the leak comming from?
     
  4. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    BigBawlzTaco

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    No need to get rid of a tacoma because of a little leak. :)
     
  5. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    x2 but if you want to give it to me thats fine
     
  6. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    ETaco23

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    The Front driverside flange to the head. It might be the gasket, bc it was leaking before and I could've burnt a spot in the gasket? I just dont know though.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Funny!
     
  8. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    chris4x4

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    BINGO! Replace the gasket. ANytime I remove a header, I always replace the gasket. Also, be sure to use the copper RTV on the new gasket. Torque the header bolts evenly. You shouldnt have any issues.
     
  9. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    ETaco23

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    alrighty.. I geuss I can try that next weekend. I should be able to do that without taking the whole header off that side.
     
  10. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Thanks again chris!!!
     
  11. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    Your welcome, Buddy. I hate seeing these posts, after I told you how easy it would be....:(
     
  12. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    ^^^Yeah, i thaught it would be too. But I have been fixing problems every weekend for the past 3 or 4 weeks. I just cant wait till its done. I hope the new gasket fixes the leak. But If not... what should I do then?
     
  13. Aug 16, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Its gotta be the gasket. Thats the only thing that could cause a leak. Make sure everything is tigtened propperl;y, and you should be good to go.
     
  14. Aug 16, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    K. man! I need to spend more time enjoying my truck, rather then working on it! this is my final and last mod!
     
  15. Aug 16, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    As an avid hot rodder/drag racer, I have built LOTS of high performance engines. In the last 8-10 years we have been running supercharged and turbo charged small blocks...To make a long story short, over time after puling exhaust headers off in etween rounds or after a break and or pulling heads off, gaskets NEVER worked, no matter how many times we machined the surfaces, or tried different set-ups. We had a veteran racer come by our car one day and asked why we were still using gaskets...H said run a thick bead of silicon around the header ports and stick it on the motor...needless to say,since that day we have NEVER had a leak and have to pry the headers off...think about when the last time you have seen silicon burn?? it doesnt...I WILL GUARANTEE that it works..We have ran out of RTV and had top use plain ol window caulking with silicon in it and it works the same...Im serious, try it. YOU will be thanking me...
     
  16. Aug 17, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    Awsome! never thaught of that..

    I will defeanantly consider this option If I continue to have issue's and leak. Thanks a bunch!
     
  17. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    Hey chris! I was wondering when I put RTV on. Should I put it on both sides of the gasket or just the Header side?
    Thanks!
     
  18. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have always put it on both sides....but thats just me. No one ever told me one way or the other, and I havent had leaks doing it this way. :)
     
  19. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    K, I will do both sides. the more the marrier right!:)
     
  20. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    Well its all back together!!! New gasket is in, and for some reason the new one has like 2 or 3 more layers then the old. The old one had 4 and the new like 6 or 7. So that will really help as well. But I still put a little bit of rtv on the header pipe flange that was leaking. f(or precaution).

    So Im just taking a break before going out there to check for leaks. I will let you all know in a little bit. Thanks for the help!
     
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