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Old 11-04-2014, 05:26 PM   #36
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Well, I changed my mind. I'll be trying the install again this weekend with new OEM gaskets. Luckily, I've gotten pretty quick at it now. I will just take it very slowly, and make sure everything is aligned properly, and torqued aaalllllll the way down. I will probably also use some exhaust sealant in the flanges between the headers and the cats. If this doesn't work, I'll be taking mine in.
I would make the suggestion of ARP header bolts for the future. I'll be doing mine when I change things out for FI. Less corrosion and just stronger hardware.

I used the BBK gaskets so I'll check their condition as well. That's some time in the future though.

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So after changing gaskets again I'm still not sure that it's fixed. Here is a clip of my exhaust though. Sounds amazing imo

2014 Mustang exhaust: http://youtu.be/cAM2hDQBq6o

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Sounds great man!
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*update* Took to a shop. They loosened the header connecting to the midpipe. (Used an impact gun). Then re tightened and made no difference. After about 20 minutes of fiddling around, they found that the lower nuts on the header to the engine lock (driver side) had become slightly loose. The ones I cannot get to without it being jacked up of course. The noise has decreased a bit! I still hear a slight clicking and so did the mechanic, he told me to bring it by again sometime and he would figure it out. $55 bucks later. Noise decreased. It is small enough for me not to care as much. I ordered stock oem gaskets for $20 from ford. Will try these out when they come in.(hopefully that will do the trick)!

If you're changing the gasket. Change the fastener as well to these. Install will be my much easy.
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Never heard of those. What do they do? Keep the bolts from coming loose?
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Never heard of those. What do they do? Keep the bolts from coming loose?

Yes, usually due to engine vibration, nuts/bolt moves after some number of miles. The lock tabs stops the movement of the bolt and prevent leaks due to loosening.
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Update: so I finally gave in after loosening and tightening all by bolts countless times and replacing the gaskets twice... And took it into an exhaust shop. He said I probably did everything right the first time but my passenger side header (where the sound is obviously coming from) has a leak at the collector. I ordered mine from americanmuscle, called them and told them what all I've done and they're sending me a new set with a return shipping label for the faulty one with no hassle at all. Great customer service. I'll update again in a week or so when I get the new one installed

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Update: so I finally gave in after loosening and tightening all by bolts countless times and replacing the gaskets twice... And took it into an exhaust shop. He said I probably did everything right the first time but my passenger side header (where the sound is obviously coming from) has a leak at the collector. I ordered mine from americanmuscle, called them and told them what all I've done and they're sending me a new set with a return shipping label for the faulty one with no hassle at all. Great customer service. I'll update again in a week or so when I get the new one installed

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I bought the last set the AM had on the first run and had a bad weld on one tube, they did the same for me right after the next batch came in
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I hear the same thing!?! It drives me crazy.. But the car runs amazing and I feel no problems.. My mechanic said easy fix.. Turn up your radio lol.. Sadly my exhaust note is my radio.. I love listening to the rumble lol..

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I just put my new passenger side header on, and Damn. It already is a huge difference. Waiting for it to cool off now to re-tighten everything. Much quieter with tapping noise gone. Will go for a drive later today and will update again as to whether or not the flapping noise under acceleration is gone.

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[QUOTE=rgstelzner;2132033]I just put my new passenger side header on, and Damn. It already is a huge difference. Waiting for it to cool off now to re-tighten everything. Much quieter with tapping noise gone. Will go for a drive later today and will update again as to whether or not the flapping noise under acceleration is gone.

@rgstelzner Did your ticking sound end up going away? I never got mine too.
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So is this noise from the shorty headers a thing to be concerned about?
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the bbk gaskets suck i had replaced them on my 2004 after doing a shorty header install i got a cheap felpro and it worked way beter and no more leak ... may take sum time to replace so get it done right once.
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So is this noise from the shorty headers a thing to be concerned about?
Honestly my dude, I recommend having a professional shop install them, bring new original stock gaskets with you instead of the bbk gaskets. I wish I would have done that because I have spent more money now than i would have that way! I did them my self had a few leaks, all said and done I would have rather done it right the first time and not wasted so much time! Don't be nervous about it. Just do what we all say lol.
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Honestly my dude, I recommend having a professional shop install them, bring new original stock gaskets with you instead of the bbk gaskets. I wish I would have done that because I have spent more money now than i would have that way! I did them my self had a few leaks, all said and done I would have rather done it right the first time and not wasted so much time! Don't be nervous about it. Just do what we all say lol.
yup u and me are on the same level i agree
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Alright. Good to know as I was about to buy some shorty headers.
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So I FINALLY figured out what the sound I was experiencing was coming from. It wasn't even the headers. I'm 99% sure it was the metal "box" from my CAI rattling at certain rpms (1800-3000). The reason i say 99% is because I also tightened down a few other things, but nothing other than the CAI was loose. Now the sound is completely gone.
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well look at the bright side u got headers now and if there wasnt any exhaust residue around then yeh wasnt the headers.
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Yeah, none of the things I tightened down were exhaust related. I DID have a leak in the collector of the header when I first got them, but AM was great as usual and sent me out a replacement. And yes I love the headers lol
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