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    Leaky Band clamps...

    My clamps are leaking at the collectors. What can I do (if anything) to get them to stop leaking? I read on here that someone put some exhaust tape over where the two pieces slip fit together. Will that work and where can I get the tape? I do not want to weld anything on my exhaust though. I would like to be able to get it apart when needed. Also the clamps I am using are the ones from NAPA. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    first off I'm not too sure which clamps you're talkingabout but when I put mine on I went to an exhaust place and got wide stepped clamps they fit and secure much better if you're uncertain of the seal these will provide you should go to a rubber hose provider and they usually have some gasket material that will be able to take the temperatures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRocketZ28 View Post
    My clamps are leaking at the collectors. What can I do (if anything) to get them to stop leaking? I read on here that someone put some exhaust tape over where the two pieces slip fit together. Will that work and where can I get the tape? I do not want to weld anything on my exhaust though. I would like to be able to get it apart when needed. Also the clamps I am using are the ones from NAPA. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    use silicone......a thin strip around where the pipes meet.....did it on my car and we do it to the buses at work........

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    I use aluminum exhaust tape - kinda hard to find but worth it, nice tight seal and made to withstand the heat, and not permanent or messy

    You can google it - made by a company named Victor's and there are others

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    Here you go! 3"x3" Band Clamps either stepped or flat! The flat (unstepped) are better at sealing up leaks and have a much tighter clamping force.

    http://pypesexhaust.com/accessories.html#02

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    I picked up a muffler repair kit, which comes with some Heat shrink tape. Worked just fine on my headers and only cost a few bucks. From chinazone
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    I assume when you say ChinaZone you mean Autozone, haha? I will check those kits out. I will also look into the exhaust tape. What kind of silicone did you use also?

    Also, the clamps I have now are the 3" stainless steel clamps from NAPA auto parts. They were about $11 a pop. Supposedly people have used these with decent results. Hopefully one of the methods suggessted in this thread will work. Thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRocketZ28 View Post
    What kind of silicone did you use also?

    the black stuff...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    I picked up a muffler repair kit, which comes with some Heat shrink tape. Worked just fine on my headers and only cost a few bucks. From chinazone
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