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Old 08-31-2015, 08:04 PM   #1
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Header Leak? Or Normal?

Hi everyone, after my BBK shorty install I am hearing a fluttering type sound similar to the one depicted in the below video



Is this sound normal or is there a leak? I used the BBK Gasket that came with the headers..
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:08 PM   #2
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I have that to. Leak at the coupler that joins the header with the collector. Not sealing 100% on the driver side.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:36 PM   #3
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Need to loosen everything up and re do it.


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Old 08-31-2015, 08:40 PM   #4
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Need to loosen everything up and re do it.


2013 pp mca 3.7 glass roof
2.5% dl tinted windows
Bbk shortys
20"resonators
Roush ab.
Bama/mpt tunes

More coming visually for now.
But I took a dulcolax last time before working on the car....
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Maybe that was your problem. Next time try some jack Daniels or some Percocet.

Just saying. Your gonna had a bad time if you do the above.

On a serious note. Losses it all up. Shake it a bit so all the joints move. Snug up the header to the block but don't fully tighten it.
Make sure you tighten the studs like a tire. Keep the pressure even so it's nice and flush. Now that your perfectly seated on the header you can finish tightening them. Keeping the pressure even. (Like a tire)

Now that the headers snug and perfectly fit. Shake the collectors a bit to get them in the proper place this time. Tighten the collectors and go hulk on them off need be. I know it's hard to get in there but get about five foot of extensions and a good breaker bar so there nice and tight. Just don't over tighten them and strip any thing.

Presto.

Problem solved


Ps I'm not to be help responsible for any drug or alcohol abuse/injuries if any occur from the instruction in this ridiculous post.


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Old 08-31-2015, 08:51 PM   #6
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I'm just gonna get them welded XD
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Your mom needs to wash your mouth with soap after that naughty statement ;P


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Would this throw any codes? I had a similar sound when I first turned on my car but it stop completely but I keep getting a code seems like my first sensor passanger o2 fried itself

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Doubtful unless you have a bad leak. It's possible that you hit the O2 sensor or pulled a wire on it and caused damage upon instal. Ofcourse that's just my first guess as I wasn't there for the instal so I have no way of knowing


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Anyone in NC want to help me get rid of the leak lol..don't have a jack or ramps atm..
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Same here except for Austin, TX or Cedar Park, TX. Lol
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Need to loosen everything up and re do it.


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Bbk shortys
20"resonators
Roush ab.
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I just had a pair of ngk o2 arrive I'll replace them and see how it goes

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