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need some tips on header install

This is a discussion on need some tips on header install within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; ok i finally got my pacesetter Lts in and my ORY i started the install yesterday.it started out good and ...

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    ok i finally got my pacesetter Lts in and my ORY i started the install yesterday.it started out good and got worse.i finally got the driver side done i also did the spark plugs 2 but wen i get 2 the passenger side i could not get it to go in from the bottom. is there sumthn iam not doin rite.any tips can help thanks.

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    If you are using jackstands to elevate your car, you need to pull the starter to have the additional room necessary for the passenger header.
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    yea iam using a floor jack.would it be easier to go from the top.sum how.how hard is it to pull the starter

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    you can make it easier to get at some of the stuff up top by taking off the coil packs.

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    ok should i leave the plugs out till i get the header on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer ssss View Post
    yea iam using a floor jack.would it be easier to go from the top.sum how.how hard is it to pull the starter
    Very simple to pull the starter. It won't be easier to go through the top. You are on the right path, just pull the starter, 2 or 3 bolts.

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    ok should i leave the plugs out till i get the header on?
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    exactly how high should i have the car i didnt have the car that high to do the driver side.and when i pull the starter will the header just slide in r will i have 2 work wit it a little.thank u 4 all ur help.iam doing all this by myself also.this is my 1st header install i have done sum other bolt on stuff b4 but nothing that takes this much time.iam only 17 so i really dont have but 3 hours of light left wen i get home from work.so thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer ssss View Post
    exactly how high should i have the car i didnt have the car that high to do the driver side.and when i pull the starter will the header just slide in r will i have 2 work wit it a little.thank u 4 all ur help.iam doing all this by myself also.this is my 1st header install i have done sum other bolt on stuff b4 but nothing that takes this much time.iam only 17 so i really dont have but 3 hours of light left wen i get home from work.so thanks again
    Its been a while since I did a header install, but if I remember correctly, its usually easier to do the passenger header. If you have it high enough and the starter out, it usually just slides right in.

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    tanks for all ur tips iam goin to get started soon as i get home

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    The few that I have done we did not have to take the starter out, but it was a bit of a squeeze. I would definatly take the passenger side coil pack off and the oil filter (might as well change oil while you are doing this). Other than that I have had to gring a bit off of the block on the drivers side before, but that was with the ebay headers, not sure what brands will require you to do that. Just be prepared for some cussing and scraping up your hands.

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    I had mine on jackstands about 21 inches off the floor. The only items I took off the passenger side was the coil packs, dipstick, AIR and EGR. The air and egr didn't go back on however. The header went in kind of like a rubics cude. a little turn here and there and then it popped in.

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    yea i really didnt want to take the starter off anyways.but wen i got home i took the coil packs off then it started raining so i will be startn aagin 2day.i hope 2 be done 2day

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    ok i got home yesterday and got the headers done and the plugs.and i put the y-pipe on the headers and everthing then ttry to put it on the catback.and the catback was to far up i guess u could say.wat do i have to do to get this to work maybe i just didnt c sumthn it was like 930 pitch black outside and i was tired so can sum1 help me i am so close to bein done 2.thanks

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    I had to trim about 2 inches off the intermediate of the catback to get it to fit right. My was too long (to far forward) too.

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    well i finally got it on i had to take off the bracket thing rite behind the axle so i could push it back and it went on fine.i am very pleased with the sound.i took it to the nearby gas station and after i got gas i thought i heard a leak so i reved it a little and a i say 70 year old guy gave me the thumbs up and he told me that was 1 of the best sounding cars he has heard.

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    glad you got it all worked out. We all have those "thought we heard a leak" moments after headers Now cam it and it'll take formula 409 to get the grin off your face.

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    yea i plan on putn some trick flow heads on it and a futral motorsprots custom cam.and i want to do a 100 shot of nos to.

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    The passenger side header just slid right in on mine. Just have to have the car high enough. No starter removal required.

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