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jpfletch
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Mar 6, 2014, 3:40 PM

Post #1 of 10 (1139 views)
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Can I plug slight exhaust leaks in my slip joint header joints with high temp silicone or is there something better.


kev2
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Mar 6, 2014, 4:06 PM

Post #2 of 10 (1131 views)
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not much information -
anyway the suggested repair would be a new "joint" - but without knowing what vehicle eng etc its tough.


jpfletch
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Mar 6, 2014, 4:15 PM

Post #3 of 10 (1127 views)
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This is on a set of headers for a GT40.At the rear of the car there are 4 pipes going into 1 muffler. These are slip joints and are prone to leak until they carbon in.


Hammer Time
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Mar 6, 2014, 5:10 PM

Post #4 of 10 (1117 views)
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That would be the collector and no, they are not supposed to leak. Those tubes are welded to the collector flange.



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jpfletch
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Mar 6, 2014, 6:02 PM

Post #5 of 10 (1113 views)
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No, where the pipes fit into the 4 into 1 collector it is a slip in fit. There is always some leakage until they carbon in.


Hammer Time
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Mar 6, 2014, 6:08 PM

Post #6 of 10 (1112 views)
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They may be assembled through a slip joint but they are not supposed to continue to leak. I expect they are supposed to be welded once assembled into correct position..



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Hammer Time
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Apr 21, 2014, 10:33 AM

Post #7 of 10 (1003 views)
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Stop posting nonsense. You didn't even read the question.



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Maddog95
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Apr 21, 2014, 10:46 AM

Post #8 of 10 (1007 views)
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If it is your exhaust manifold that is leaking, I would recommend getting K.A.P. repair kits. It's just a bracket that fits over the broken bolts where the leaks are. I find them to work really well.


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 21, 2014, 10:57 AM

Post #9 of 10 (999 views)
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Some people are born idiots. No problem, just pull out some "iPhone" thing and remove all doubt!
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Hammer Time
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Apr 21, 2014, 11:31 AM

Post #10 of 10 (995 views)
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I don't know how my post got in front of his because I was responding to his.



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