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#1 SeattleTy

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

I will be removing my exhuast header. Will I need a new gasket or any other items once I put it back together? Can I just use the old gasket?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:48 AM

I will be removing my exhuast header. Will I need a new gasket or any other items once I put it back together? Can I just use the old gasket?

Thanks for the help and feedback FJR riders.

The cost of the 4 gaskets is <$20. Why even bother taking the chance of of a leak?
I think sometimes folks are just a little too anal about oils & filters & coolant & specs & spark plugs & torque & batteries & tires & brakes & shift levers & light bulbs & CCTs & cleanliness & splines & stuff.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:59 AM

I removed/replaced mine without ant trouble.

If you disconnect the lower radiator mounts and hoses
you can swing the radiator out of the way.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:26 AM

From a lifetime of experience:

If you purchase the parts you may need and have them available, the old parts will work perfectly.

If you do not purchase the parts you may need and don't have them available, it is guaranteed that each and every one of the old parts will be destroyed in the removal process.

It was ever thus.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

I re-used mine, no leaks. check the tq. specs though for the nuts that tighten the headers back down.
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