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I had bought some headers 2 yrs ago and had a hard time getting them tight. I did the best I could with the hex bolts and was burning out gaskets. Took them off and sold them. Just got a new pair of stainless ones and want to know what's the best way to get these one. I know of one person that matched threads with some allen head bolts. He said they were easier to tighten?
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There are three common causes for burning out gaskets. Cheap gaskets, bolts that back out and warped flanges. If you using good headers and gaskets, I'd recommend using a locking bolt such as Stage 8.
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The best thing you can do is once you get them up to temperature go back and snug them up again . You will be surprised how much more you can tighten them . Thats what I have always done and never had a header leak .
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Use good gaskets, with a set of Stage 8 fasteners, and you won't have leaks or burned gaskets. Once you install the fasteners, give them 200 - 300 miles, pull the clips, check the torque on the fasteners and re-clip them so they don't back out.
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thanks, will get them on soon
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