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Old 01-11-2012, 01:34 PM
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Gibson ehaust leak.. common?

Hello all,

I recently installed the Gibson stainless steel exhaust on my 5.7L.

On the pipe that goes over the axle, there is a minor exhaust leak. All of the pipes fit very well but that one. It is just a tad larger and does not seal completely. I have the clamp on there as tight as I dare tighten it.

Is this common? Is it going to be an issue? I have only had the exhaust on there a day and I can see there there is some residue leaking from the pipe and running down it (black carbon).

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Re: Gibson ehaust leak.. common?

Shouldn't be an issue as it is pretty far back.

What clamps are you using? If you are not using TorcTite exhaust clamps get them. I have used a breaker bar to tighten them and haven't broke one yet.



You can also use a copper exhaust spay sealer before you slip the pieces together and then clamp it with a TorcTite.

All in all I bet the carbon will fill the void after a bit though.

Your choice really as I don't see it causing an issue.
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Re: Gibson ehaust leak.. common?

Why not go to an exhaust shop to get it welded together?
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Re: Gibson ehaust leak.. common?

retighten it when its hot.
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Re: Gibson ehaust leak.. common?

I have the same exhaust and I don't have any leaks.
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