PIC link: Header Sealing Washer Suggestions?

passat TS passat_ts at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 18 13:00:53 EST 2002

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Thanks, it is the general conclusion.

The stock parts are on their way.


>From: JShadzi at aol.com
>To: passat_ts at hotmail.com, quattro at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: PIC link: Header Sealing Washer Suggestions?
>Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 01:47:41 EST
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>Carlos, as I had imagined form your earlier description, you are in fact
>using the wrong parts, there should be NO rubber anywhere on that header
>flange. You're just plain old using the wrong parts, there is no need to seal
>the stud, as I said earlier, the stud is in NO contact with exh., so why the
>need to seal it, from what?
>All you need are the factory exh. manifold lock nuts, some copper ones are
>also available for less money and seem to work well on NA applications, but
>the factory nuts feature a metal ring around the top of the nut that cuts
>into the threads of the stud to lock them in place. The ONLY thing
>underneath that nut should be the factory STEEL washer, its about 1/8" thick,
>all metal, but you could replace it with a standard stainless 8mm ID washer
>too, just something to buffet the expansion underneath the nut. What keeps
>the nut tight is a combo of the locking mechanism and the torque placed on
>the nut.
>That's it, that's all you'll need, see a pic of my header, you can see what I
>used are the correct parts that you should be using.
>In a message dated 12/16/2002 10:57:06 AM Pacific Standard Time,
>passat_ts at hotmail.com writes:
> >
> > I didn't know I couldn't attach a pic.
> >
> > I uploaded at: http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/2004/em.jpg[2]
> >
> > TIA,
> >
> >
> >
> >

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