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      01-12-2018, 08:53 PM   #1
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N52 Header to Engine Gaskets

Hey all, wondering if anyone has tips for installing these donut style gaskets on headers.

I am having mixed success getting these fitted and not damaging them in the process.

Thanks for any advice anyone has!
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      01-13-2018, 12:35 AM   #2
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When I seated them on the headers, then fed the headers in, I pinched one of the gaskets. When I re-did it, I had both headers up on the studs loosely, then I seated the exhaust gaskets into the engine block, then fed the headers in carefully. Once I could tell it was on properly, I just tightened one nut on each back to hold it.
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Here's how they look right now. Think I'm swapping 2-3 on the front pipes.

Suhb thinking over your idea, really appreciate the quick response!
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Those look nasty on the second pic. Definitely would invest in a new set or ones that have not been cracked. It will save you more headache in the future.
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@gixracer, thanks I have 2 spares. At minimum I'm replacing the 1st and 3rd on those, but I may be able to track down another locally today. Doing surface prep and cleanup before I make my final decisions.
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