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post #1 of 13 Old 07-04-2009, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Is it just me or???....

no one uses header gaskets on their turbo kits?? I was ready to go out and get some soft aluminum header gaskets that crush and seal but looks like all anyone uses is copper rtv between the header and head....


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i always use copper rtv on all the headers i install and never have issues.

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I can see using it but you mean with no gaskets, rtv only correct?

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That is how I do mine is copper rtv only no gasket

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i dont use them on my kit..

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tried to use copper gaskets and failed miserably, causing fitment and terrible leaking issues. removed gaskets and used copper rtv with no gasket and no more trouble
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Make sure you have a nice flat surface and copper rtv.
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Copper RTV here to. I never woulda belived it unitl I tried it. Works great.
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Do you guys spread it on the thin side or more thick??

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real thin, almost to where you can see through it.


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real thin, almost to where you can see through it.
How long does copper rtv take to cure?

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i waited less then a hour and i started driving mine around


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aluminum gaskets and cooper rtv for me, just Cooper RTV and started to leak 3 weeks later +/-...

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