Header Gaskets

CanaryGT

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Wow... So I was cruzin down the street, kinda havin fun and when I shifted into third and squeeled my tires, I kinda heard this go-kart sound. So i pulled over and I popped my hood and with my finger reved my engine, sure enough I blew one of my header Gaskets. Now i need to go buy new ones and install them! :comando:
 

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Re: Head Gaskets

So is it your head gasket or header gasket? :-\
 

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wow, my bad HEADER gasket... Thank God it wasnt my Head Gasket
 

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I thought you were talking about head gaskets lol. I missed the header gasket and just assumed it was a head gasket. Kind of thought it was odd that it made a go kart sound with a bad head gasket lol.
 

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Ok I have gone thru like 5 pairs of these things, Felpros, mr Gasket, copper you name it, the best is either just high temp silicone or OEM FORD GASKETS!!! they are well worth the extra money.
 

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I agree with the high temp silicone (red) on the gaskets. Apply a thin layer, let it tack up (5-10 minutes) slap them in. Snug down the bolts....wait another 10 minutes then TIGHTEN. Mr Gasket Ultra Seals are my gasket of choice.
 

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For me it was my lazy ass forgetting to re-torque the bolts. A hard launch at the track would blow them for me too.
 

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Well it was weird because after a long ass weekend, my friend and I installed a new battery relocation kit, 6A box, new plugs and wires and a really nice Centerforce Clutch. Boy did it make a difference! Before she wouldnt chirp from 1 to 2nd with three people in the car... now she will chrip 2nd to 3rd WITH three people!!! But yeah, a couple of those first trips and sure enough that damn header gasket went.... Kaboomie!
 

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Yeah the bolts get loose then the gaskets burn, crack, dryout. They usually dont go from excessive raggin on the stang.

Yeah I need a new clutch I think it would improve my performace abit as well.
 

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RTV Black High temp silicone will work very well OEM gaskets cant hurt.
 

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If you have had many headers leaks like me (3 in the past 2 years), go with earl's high performance crush proof gaskets. I got them from summit and i havent had any problems with them. Their pricey but these gaskets with stage 8 locking header bolts are the best. They form to where your header meets the head and where the ports meet.
 

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