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headers: anything i need to know?

This is a discussion on headers: anything i need to know? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; well i am done with the headers now!!! i started at 8:30 at night, and got done at 4:50 this ...

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    headers: anything i need to know?

    well i am done with the headers now!!! i started at 8:30 at night, and got done at 4:50 this morning! so my egr pipe wouldnt fit right, so i heated it, and bent it to fit. then i found out that putting spark plugs and wires back on was a bitch! and now i have dangling rear o2 sensors, do i unplug them, or just ziptie them up?





    im about to dig into my engine bay to put in my new headers, anything i need to know that might cause me some trouble? im new at this
    Last edited by harri_z28; 09-29-2008 at 02:58 AM. Reason: im done with the install

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    Run a search and you will find everything ya need to know about your header swap... Just be patient and dont rush anything...
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    Ditto the 10mm ratchet wrench! Also a lift and/or a buddy make the job much easier

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    Pacesetter Headers and Y pipe

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    Patience, PB Blaster, and a friend should do the trick. Also. try taking off the coil packs for more room getting to your header bolts.

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    What kind of headers?

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    pacesetter lts for ls1

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    Quote Originally Posted by harri_z28 View Post
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    Great, best budget headers IMO. I love mine

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    well after 2 weeks of back ordering, i finally got my headers in! got the y-pipe too. well monday im putting them on. i got 6 ton jack stands, pb blaster, im wondering about the gaskets, they are metal stock arent they? are they good to use? also ill need to take the coil packs off too wont i? just tryin to find out all the details before i trar into it all.

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    I used gm gaskets, that's what everyone recommends. I took the coil packs off the passengers side only.

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    The metal GM gaskets are like $25, definately the best quality. I installed headers with the coilpacks still on, but you will save your knuckles if you take them off :-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSS1 View Post
    The metal GM gaskets are like $25, definately the best quality. I installed headers with the coilpacks still on, but you will save your knuckles if you take them off :-).
    +1 for the gm metal gaskets....ive never had a problem with tjem but I have changed many blownout paper gaskets

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    I had to loosen the motor mount on the driver side to get my pacesetters to fit. I agree with the others on the GM steel gaskets def worth the extra money. Goodluck

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    check out first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harri_z28 View Post
    check out first post.
    You can unplug the rear O2 sensors, the fronts of course go into the collector bungs. The lack of rears will cause a SES light until you get a tune or sims

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    yeah, i got that done now. but the driver side y-pipe is hitting the car and making that knocking noise, so i guess i need to get bump stops huh? how do they install? clamps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harri_z28 View Post
    yeah, i got that done now. but the driver side y-pipe is hitting the car and making that knocking noise, so i guess i need to get bump stops huh? how do they install? clamps?
    any good shops around your area? I'd use a sharpie pen and mark the pipe where its hitting, or even close to hitting, pop it off and have a shop with a bender tweak it alittle for you.
    if you take the pipe in with it marked good it should only cost a couple bucks to get them to do the tweaking to it

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    well i think its a little more then just a bend or a tweak... it seems like its almost all the way up against it. iv heard people using bump stops... is bending and tweaking a better option?

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