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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2002, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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any idea where i can get gaskets for my header ?

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i need gaskets for both my collector and header to block. i blow both gaskets for some [email protected] reason, and now it sound like a old dodge mini van, and power is slugish. so if you got any ideas let me know.
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Re: any idea where i can get gaskets for my header ?

I know the rocky road has them, but I'm sure most of the other vendors that sell headers would have them as well.
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Re: any idea where i can get gaskets for my header ?

JimZuki,

Your in Ohio right? So are we. We have the aluminum collector gaskets, and either the aftermarket style head to header gasket, or the stock style head to manifold gasket. Since we are right in your neck of the woods (farm land) why not give us a try sometime.

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Re: any idea where i can get gaskets for my header ?

I went to my local parts store and bought a stock replacement exhaust manifold gasket (the metal covered one) Works just fine (better than the paper ones that come with the header). I got an aluminum collector gasket at my local 4x4 store.
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Re: any idea where i can get gaskets for my header ?

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On the head , just use the original replacement oem head to manifold metal gasket , and coat the header side with a light film of orange Permatex . I've run mine this way for three years, had the head off like five times, and it never leaks a bit . I also studded the entire side of head , makes it easier to bolt it up . On the collector , I got a dead soft copper collector gasket from Summitt , they are reusable , and with fine thread locking bolts they won't work loose and blow out . I just lengthened my exhaust out to the rear , and put a new Turbo 2 Cherry Bomb on it , now I can actually hear the radio , and the motor runs cooler . It also dropped the powerband down into the midrange better, so that was a nice bonus .
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All good thoughts, but I recommend purchasing all of your Samurai aftermarket parts from Suzuki specialist that have a good reputation on this list such as Trail Tough and North Coast Offroad. It is hard to beat their prices and you are helping to keep them in business. You will never get product support from the "big brother" auto parts megastores like you will from the Suzuki specialist.
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Re: any idea where i can get gaskets for my header ?

We carry the collector gaskets in stock as on some headers they blow out quite often. Ours have a lifetime warranty.
http://www.rocky-road.com/zukengine.html

If you're blowing gaskets on the manifold though, something is really wrong. What header do you have?

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Re: any idea where i can get gaskets for my header ?

howdy,
i bought a dt header off a buddy, then i swicthed it out with my pacesetter. i reused the manifold gasket and the collector gasket. the collector gasket bow out really fast and now the manifold gasket leaks.
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If your DT header is blowing collector gaskets, it could be that the flange is welded on slightly crooked. A thicker aliminum gasket should help though.

For the manifold gasket, you do not want to reuse those. Best to replace it. I prefer the factory aluminum ones. I also use black silicon around my installations. Its not really needed with a good gasket, but a bit of overkill doesn't hurt in this case.

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Re: any idea where i can get gaskets for my header ?

howdy,
glenn i love it when you overkill things. that why i run your weld-on spring over kit.
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