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Thicker Header Gaskets??

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by 92CHB, Apr 6, 2005.

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    92CHB Senior Member

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    I was wondering if there is any company that makes thick header gaskets? My flange on my turbo manifold is slightly warped :eek: and i tried too straighting it out with a torch, which did help alot but now there is just some slight warpage still. I was just wondering if anyone knew of a thick gasket for between the manifold and head other than the thin copper stock ones. Can any one help me ASAP!!! I wanna get my porject done soon! THANKS! :worthy:
     
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    not that i know of...

    lathe it...

    what kind of flange or manifold is it that warped?
    ss?
     
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    No its mild steel, I need like a gasket about 1/16" thick or so. I have a 3 bolt 3" Mr. gasket gasket for another part of my exhaust and i was using it to gauge the thickness I need and it's about what i need. Oh when you said lathe did you mean mill?
     
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    no, by ss i meant is it an ssautojunk manifold...

    1/16 is quite a lot when it comes to metal and clearances...
    its huge actually....
    damn, bye bye exhaust studs when you try and torque that true...

    and yea, lathe/mill you know what i was saying
     
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    ...no its not SSAUTOCRAP :D . It's a manifold i built but the head flanged warped from welding.....I guess its a lost cause :(
     
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    ooh man, that sucks dude

    what was its thickness that it warped?

    were you laying really high heat beads or something? like too much for normal welding penetration?

    i would advise the milling/lathing...

    or you could try using a couple exhaust gaskets...
    i know they are normally 3 layers ish, so you could try to double the gasket or something?
    or search for high heat gasket material?

    anything other than junking the mani man...
     
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    You usually resurface the head flange after welding the runners onto it... take it to a machine shop and have it done. The process usually only costs about $40, and that's cheaper than getting a custom gasket and then constantly replacing it or other things that break because you have a warped flange that's leaking boost...
     
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    mill the flange flat.
     
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    Okay I'll give a couple local machine shops a call. Thanks for the help!
     
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