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No more check engine light..buuuut

Discussion in 'Accord' started by 90AccordCDN, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. 90AccordCDN

    90AccordCDN New Member

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    So I was having problems with my car, the flexpipe was all mangled so I needed to replace it.

    I take it into Midas (big mistake) for an estimate, which I guess to them means they try to fix it and they break my O2 Sensor :p

    Anyway I buy the parts off ebay (i know, i know don't say it) and I get a deal on headers too. Turned out to be A LOT cheaper then having the shop do it.

    So I install everything myself and the car runs great! No engine lights or anything.

    Problem is, the gasket I received is useless (the one from the header to the pipe), I burnt it out in 2 days and now the car sounds really throaty. I have used silicon but the problem persists after a day or so.

    Anyone know a way around this? If I wanted my car to make unnecessary noise I would have put a fart cannon on it. ^_^
     
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    cbr2car New Member

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    in that situation id try using exhaust paste on the sealing surfaces, but if there is too much of a gap and vibes that wont last long.
    you can also cut up an exhaust bandage into a gasket shape and use that and exhaust paste, or try some high temperature silicone.

    hth
     
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    heartagram85 New Member

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    use a quality gasket....and make sure you torque the bolts correctly
    Also start it up so the gaskets can warm up then re-torque the bolts
    Then the gasket will seat properly
     
  4. 90AccordCDN

    90AccordCDN New Member

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    Yeah I took it into a shop and they gooped it up, that didnt last long either. Went and bought a good gasket, just need the exhaust goo. And with any luck the exhaust wont rattle anymore either.
     
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