View Single Post
Old 03-06-2012, 08:33 PM
2door's Avatar
2door 2door is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 16,221
Default Re: Experience with the SBP aluminum exhaust gasket?

Duct tape works for a lot of things, but, Not as a gasket for an exhaust system. It will melt.
Go to an auto parts store and buy a sheet of gasket material made for exhaust. Cut it to fit the flange and cylinder. Before you install it make sure the exhaust flange is flat. You can use a sheet of glass or any material with a known flat surface and sandpaper, preferably a course grit and run the flange over it. You'll see right away where the high and low spots are. Sand the surface until you have a uniform, flat gasket surface then torque the fasteners to about 60 inch pounds. No need for a gasket sealer if you've used the right gasket material and have a flush surface to mount to.
Age and Treachery Will Always Triumph
Over Youth and Skill & "Charlie Don't Ride"
Reply With Quote