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Old 10-12-2013, 11:01 AM   #1
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Any experience with "make your own" exhaust gaskets

I've used every material under the sun to make other kinds of gaskets but have never used this fibrous paper looking thing nor have I made one for exhaust use. Anyone have experience with this material for exhaust gaskets?

I'm a cheap and don't see the need of spending $10/copper o ring gasket every time I pull the exhaust.

Mr. Gasket #77 Exhaust gasket material 10"x10" sheet $10

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The seal is at the end of the pipe, not the . That's not going to work.
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The seal is at the end of the pipe, not the . That's not going to work.
No Patrick he is making an Aggie exhaust gasket
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The seal is at the end of the pipe, not the . That's not going to work.
The seal is not at the end of the pipe. If it was the gasket with be inside the head along with the pipe.
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The seal is not at the end of the pipe. If it was the gasket with be inside the head along with the pipe.
It's number 11061 in the picture, correct?
If so that seals at the end of the pipe.
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It's number 11061 in the picture, correct?
If so that seals at the end of the pipe.
Sorry Patrick but I failed to mention that my exhaust ports are ported so I went with this route. Didn't want to chance with the stock gaskets leaking. I'll give it a try and report back.
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Sorry Patrick but I failed to mention that my exhaust ports are ported so I went with this route. Didn't want to chance with the stock gaskets leaking. I'll give it a try and report back.
I would think if the stock ones will not seal nothing will and you may have went to far porting your heads! The lip that the pipe rest against in the head is not very big! I have reused the copper o-rings with good results especailly on the ninja 250s!
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I would think if the stock ones will not seal nothing will and you may have went to far porting your heads! The lip that the pipe rest against in the head is not very big! I have reused the copper o-rings with good results especailly on the ninja 250s!
The o rings I pulled out were over the pipes so I didn't bother trying to reuse them.
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The o rings I pulled out were over the pipes so I didn't bother trying to reuse them.
Hmm thats odd!
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Here's what a new stock copper gasket looks like on the pipe.
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in light of the evidense presented, i have no choice but to retract my previous statement and say that Patrick, myself and a few others appear to be wrong. now I feel stupid.

i still wouldn't try using the Garlock gasket material. i don't like doing work twice. but i do understand your self proclaimed "cheapness". i'm frugal too.

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Post results of this experiment please
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So far it's working with zero leaks. Only time will tell how long it holds up.
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So far it's working with zero leaks. Only time will tell how long it holds up.
Cool. Looks just like my small block chevy header gaskets
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