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Old 02-23-2014, 09:27 PM   #1
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Header Gasket Question

Quick Question:

I never re-torqued my headers after I installed them a year back. I'm thinking about just re-torquing them to 18 ft/lb. ( I lost the JBA instructions but everyone here seems to say thats correct force)

Here's the questions:

Will re-torquing them mess up the gasket? Along with the RTV silicone that holds it together?

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Old 02-23-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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Re-torquing imo shouldn't mess it up, however be careful not to break the bolt off as one member did doing this.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:15 AM   #3
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yes, 18 ft. lbs. is correct.

yes, this should be done to make sure everything is tight.

no, it will not mess with your gaskets, or RTV.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:03 AM   #4
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When i retorqued my bolts after a 100 miles or so many of them didn't need to be re-tightened, think only 2 did....but it is better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:28 AM   #5
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Thanks! I appreciate it.
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