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has anyone had a problem with hooker headers leaking soon after the install?

i just put mine on and i already have a damn leak :mad: :banghead:
 

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what gaskets are you using? Stock GM manifold gaskets are probably the best you can get for it.... pretty much anyone who uses em has never had a leak
 

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i used the cheap ass gaskets they gave me with the headers....i went to go get the manifold gaskets from chevy and they said they didnt make them lol i laughed at him and walked out...so i gotta make a trip to a different dealer
 

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yea they make em... they are only like 12 bucks or so i think a piece. dont ask for headers gaskets just exhaust manifold gaskets.
 

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ya i just called another dealer they are 12.50 a peice and they have them in stock thank god i cant take the noise anymore lol
 

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I am running stock gm ones and they haven't leaked yet.
I have had the headers off the block a bunch of times too. :D
 

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note, if you want to make the outside bolt holes "slip fit" like the after macket ones, you are going to need BOLT cutters or a cutting wheel... me and raven tried with a set of diaginal cutters.... um yeh... that did not work...lol
 

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no i felt pretty embarressed we couldnt cut a piece of steel with tin snips...... that sucked
 

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of cource if you get header STUDS then you dont need to cut nothing :D
 

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maddie hows the car sound with headers ??? louder than mine ??
 

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its loud but its sounds like shit right now...it sounds like a damn harley/helicopter lol its embarassing....i wish i could find what its really supposed to sound like with the ORY and my cat-back but for some reason nobody has a sound clip of my exact set up
 

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leaks all fixed....replaced the gaskets with the GM ones...sounds and runs awesome!!!! now all i need is a tune
 

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so u gonna race me now maddie hehe
 

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camarogrrrl said:
leaks all fixed....replaced the gaskets with the GM ones...sounds and runs awesome!!!! now all i need is a tune

good to go...
 

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keliente said:
I used the GM gaskets too. All is wonderful with the headers but it seems like I will have endless leaks with my cheap y pipe :)
true duels will fix that
 
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