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09-06-2006, 05:42 PM
I was talking to a buddie that has a 01 Cobra about exhaust upgrades. He swears up and down that I should stay away from changing the stock exhaust manifold. He said he tryed multiple setups with headers and always ended up with an exhaust leak.

My question is this- Has anyone else had this problem? and if so, what would you suggest? Also any kind of oppinions you guys might have are welcome.


09-06-2006, 09:53 PM
I've had headers installed on mine with an exhaust leak, but it has since been fixed.

The main thing is to get a set of the locking header bolts. I have Bassani headers which have a unique gasket set, which I don't really like. I replaced the gaskets with a set of the Bassani gaskets plus a set of the Ford Racing stock replacement ones. :thumbsup:

When installing headers just take your time and make sure that all the bolts are tightened very well, also use some hi-temp loctite on them as well.

Good luck