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where to buy 2.5" vband gaskets?

i have the 2 valve on 3 forward facing turbo kit and i need good vband gaskets. i have aluminum ones from 034 motorsportsV-band Sealing Gasket, 2.5" - 034 MOTORSPORT and 1 blew out. i can't find any others! if not who sells sheets of copper or something soft thats not aluminum?

also what are some good v bands to replace the on 3 ones?

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Why dont you have on3 fix them. It is under warranty correct?
With all of the leaking v-band threads around this site one would think they would figure out how to fix this by now.


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my CG FAB kit V bands dont leak at all. i dont get what the issue is with all the Vband leaks going on? you should'nt have to put gaskets on your Vbands. that just means they are warped.
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well i don't have time to ship it back and forth and the gap is small like fingernail thickness or a little bigger, just enough to blow out the copper rtv i used before. i don't care what turbo kit it is, hellion, hp, theres going to be issues with some of them out of thousands of kits.

but i think with good v band clamps and geskets it will seal. i might try to seal it with rtv 1 more time, this time actually letting it cure 24 hours. but would rather have a soft metallic gasket in there.
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i bought a sheet of copper, .09 thickness. now i need good v bands.
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Just get good vbands and you don't need copper.
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heard clampco ones are pretty good . but have never tried them myself
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By design a v band should not leak if alignment is correct.

Fix it right, don't bother screwing around with gaskets and sealer. A v-band doesn't have the sort of clamping force a turbo flange or wastegate flange does to compress a gasket.

I have had some issues with headers and turbo housings needing to be surfaced but out of the 5 v-band connections on my car I have not had any issues.

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Thats one of the main points of running a vband...they dont leak and seal up nice.


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think thats the difference between an ebay v-band and a higher quality one
might cost twice as much but work correctly

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well i researched it and i found your supposed to tap on the vband when tightening. i will try this, i'm actually pretty sure i will get it to fit flush this way.

now this is my first time dealing with v bands, how hard is it to bend the v part of them? i think i did, because when i tighten them down the 2 ends of the band are really close like less than an inch between, or is it normal? they are not ebay/chinese v bands.
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so i'm looking at getting clampco or vibrant clamps. i've heard nothing but good about vibrant,
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Did you ever get it sealed up? I just got finished with mine and its leaking at the v-band on the drivers side header. I used copper rtv but that on works for a couple of heat cycles.

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wow 90$ for a single Vibrant v-band

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wow 90$ for a single Vibrant v-band
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if the V-bands are leaking on the headers try tightening the header V-band's while the ball socket on the crossover is loose...thats what i did and mine have never leaked.
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All the connections are v-band. I wish they were all ball and socket. I have never had a ball and socket leak.

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All the connections are v-band. I wish they were all ball and socket. I have never had a ball and socket leak.
on my on3 kit, the crossover is a ball and socket connecting the two halves of the crossover together...the headers to crossover are v-band
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Do you have the forward facing kit?

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Do you have the forward facing kit?

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Lol. Its ok. I may try doing that anyway. Just tighten the merge pipe in the middle last.

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if the V-bands are leaking on the headers try tightening the header V-band's while the ball socket on the crossover is loose...thats what i did and mine have never leaked.
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on my on3 kit, the crossover is a ball and socket connecting the two halves of the crossover together...the headers to crossover are v-band
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my bad, i have the pushrod 5.0 kit


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