Header Sealing Washer Suggestions?

passat TS passat_ts at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 16 16:36:04 EST 2002

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OK, here is the picture. Depending on the type of monitor (good or bad) you
can see the gap pointed by the arrow. It happens in almost all the flanges.

Also, I used 2 different torque wrenches to confirm the 22 ft/lbs.

If the washer doesn't have any sealing function, then I might be OK(but why
does it have the rubber/coil stuff?).

Thanks for the help,

>From: "passat TS"
>To: JShadzi at aol.com, quattro at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: Header Sealing Washer Suggestions?
>Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 03:08:39 +0000
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>I might be crazy, I've heard this before...
>I'll take a picture tomorrow.
>Thanks for the help, and I hope you don't loose any sleep over it :)
> >From: JShadzi at aol.com
> >To: passat_ts at hotmail.com ("passat TS"), quattro at audifans.com
> >Subject: Re: Header Sealing Washer Suggestions?
> >Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 17:15:30 -0500
> >
> >
> > >But that's what I tried to use. I just checked yhe family book and they
> >
> > >The washer got deformed with the correct torque, and if these washers act
>as a sealers, they sure won't work.
> > >
> >
> >Even more confused...
> >
> >Are we talking about the washers on the exh. manifold studs located in the
>head? No way a 1/8" thick washer is going to deform under 30ft/lbs of torque
>or so. What seals the exh. ports are the exh. manifold gaskets, the washers
>not seal, there is no need to seal the stud in the head, its not in contact
>with any exh. gas.
> >
> > >I imagined that these washer are sealers since they have the nut side in
>rubber (similar to a >seal) and the round coil that you find in seals (like
>cam seal, wheel bearings, etc.).
> >
> >No idea what you could be referring to here...my understanding is that any
>rubber in contact wtih a hot exh. header will vaporize within minutes...
> >
> > >I might be seing a monster, but I could see a gap in some parts of the
>header stud hole with these all installed (nut, washer, stud, header).
> >
> >ya, not sure here...
> >Javad
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