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Old 07-04-2019, 05:49 AM
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The ultra copper RTV has been working well, thanks!
That's great. I use it on all my header gaskets with great success. Like I said, if you have to pull the exhaust for any reason, just scrape off the old rtv, put some fresh on the old aluminum gasket and bolt it back up. I've done it plenty of times.

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The only sure cure, would be to true the mating surface.

What are these ball and socket type, got a link ?

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The only sure cure, would be to true the mating surface.

What are these ball and socket type, got a link ?

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OEM's have been using them for 1000 years
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OEM's have been using them for 1000 years
Like with the old doughnut gasket, right?
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The only sure cure, would be to true the mating surface.

What are these ball and socket type, got a link ?

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https://www.jegs.com/i/Hedman/500/21...xoCdYgQAvD_BwE

I paid almost $100 for these just few years ago. Price has come down quite a bit since then....
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https://www.jegs.com/i/Hedman/500/21...xoCdYgQAvD_BwE

I paid almost $100 for these just few years ago. Price has come down quite a bit since then....
Ok, must have misread and missed flange in the discussion ... that is a good fix, not seen it before.... Solid !

Maybe 100 bucks, however you're still running em an they are not leaking ......... $$ well spent

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Thousand years ! d a m cars have been around a lot longer than I thought.......



But those are 2.5" a wee bit small for what Tony is trying to cure.
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I run dead soft aluminum header gaskets on my dragster...They work well. Conformed better than copper gaskets did since they are somewhat softer. Both work very well. Ultra copper also works very well as long as the surfaces are nice and flat. Get a gap and it will blow out eventually. I do prefer copper collector gaskets as they seem to hold up to pretty much anything and last forever. Coating them won't hurt either, may actually help a bit when the surfaces aren't flat.......

Pretty much stopped using fiber style gaskets on anything high performance. Much better options out there for sealing these days...
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