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Old 03-26-2010, 01:07 PM   #41
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Got a link to the stuff? Is it some sort of goo similar to gasket maker or what not?

http://woodheatstoves.com/images/sto...and-cement.jpg
this is what it looks like my ACE hardware store had it.
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Most fabricators use mild flanges on stainless manifolds cause they tend to warp less both when welding and on the car. I don't think that's the problem. They used a mill to resurface it, not a belt sander, right? Did you weld the head flange last or the turbo flange last?
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Got a link to the stuff? Is it some sort of goo similar to gasket maker or what not?

http://woodheatstoves.com/images/sto...and-cement.jpg
this is what it looks like my ACE hardware store had it.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:11 PM   #43
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Gasket Maker

Bottom of the "accessories" page.

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Mine was mild flange and stainless els. Worked fine. I did have it milled flat after welding, though.

I had the same flange, no relief cuts. I lightly tightened everything and then went back and torqued to the specs in the manual.
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Gasket Maker

Bottom of the "accessories" page.
Much cheaper at ACE. don't waste your money here.
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Mine was mild flange and stainless els. Worked fine. I did have it milled flat after welding, though.

I had the same flange, no relief cuts. I lightly tightened everything and then went back and torqued to the specs in the manual.
I was hoping you'd chime in since our manifolds are nearly identical

do you by any chance remember or know those torque specs?

I'm thinking of doing the same thing: stightening it SUPER light then going back and retightening and MAKING SURE each bolt is exactly teh same torque.


When taking off the mani yesterday I noticed the bottom two (the ones near the 2 leaks on the bottom) were WAYY more loose than teh top ones. That I'm sure contributed to the fail.

This time everything is going to be evenly torqued, the car will be retuned to stop being a rich little piggy, timing will be raised (my ***** finally dropped ) and a brand new gasket as well as that sealant stuff will be used.

If this whoer leaks again I'm going to go bananas
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Much cheaper at ACE. don't waste your money here.
Indeed... Here is the link: Rutland Hi-Temp Stove & Gasket Cement - Gasket Cement - Ace Hardware
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My flange warped to **** when Stan welded it. He resurfaced it but its still leaky as *****. Its still very warped but I dont think there is even close to enough material to resurface it again. It has full thickness on one end and almost half the thickness at the other. I'm going to try stacking another gasket on the current one and hope it works.
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I wouldn't use 2 gaskets if I were you. I tried that. Its FAIL. Didn't work worth a ****
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