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Old 07-01-2008, 01:50 AM   #1
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My 3" enthuza exhaust came with no gaskets. Does that mean I don't need them? Otherwise, where would you source a 3" gasket?
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if the flanges are in good shape, no gasket needed. i have only my exh manifold gasket and nothing after it at any joint. no leaks.
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I always have had trouble keep them exhaust leak free without gaskets.... I use Copper RTV, Jason actually suggests using this as well.
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well... the v-bands help. but barring that, if you can get ahold of a good belt sander and your flanges are mating at the right angle...
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I always use the Red RTV sealant. It makes a nice flexible seal and can fill minor gaps and pinholes. Any autoparts store will stock it in tubes that will last you for years. Jason
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sounds great guys, thanks.
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