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Old 08-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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starting header replacement.

Got some pacesetter shorty headers that I'm installing tomorrow. Any tips?
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Start with the passenger side if you want to go with easiest first. Watch out for the dip stick on the drivers side. The last 2 bolts get hard and require patience. It is easier to disconnect the pcm from the engine first. Remove the rest after taking off the header. You will need a 1 1/16" wrench to remove this. You have to cut the wrench in 1/5 if you want to remove it from the header first.
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Thanks! I just got done coating the headers in ceramic spray. It's currently "curing" in the oven.
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Spray some penetrating oil (like PB Blaster or liquid wrench on 1-3 times the day before)

Ceramic coating is pretty worthless unless you get the inside evenly as well.
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I've got the penetrating spray, ceramic coating was done to the best of my ability lol.
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Thanks! I just got done coating the headers in ceramic spray. It's currently "curing" in the oven.
It should have came with 2 extra bolts. Study the pipes and figure out where they go. I do not remember. You will know by the curvature of the pipe. they go on the passenger side. If you put the bolts on wrong they will puncture a whole in the header. If you do not have 2 take a header bolt to a bolt shop and ask for a regular bolt. remember what a woman has never told me the length does matter. You could not need a bolt depending on the header design. I need to see the passenger header.
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Got some pacesetter shorty headers that I'm installing tomorrow. Any tips?
Just had mine put on last week. Depending on how good you sprayed yours, expect some smoke from the original paint burning off. You might see smoke out of the tail pipe too because there is some kind of coating inside. And for mine, the y pipe had to be widened a little bit to get it to fit and the tailpipes might get pushed back about an inch. And make sure you check for exhaust leaks after you're done so you don't have to go back later and fix it. Also WATCH YOUR SPARK PLUGS. One of mine broke and it took a few days to pinpoint the problem
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