How to Tighten Header Bolts?

Answer Custom exhausts are popular additions to a car, and headers are the first thing to get installed. Over time, header bolts can loosen, and you have to tighten them. Getting at header bolts isn't eas... Read More »

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How to Keep Header Bolts Tight?

Headers are inherently warped by a certain amount where they are welded to the separator flange, causing uneven seating against the head. To correct this problem, special thick, soft header gaskets... Read More »

How to Remove Stuck Header Bolts?

Because exhaust manifolds and headers are made of iron, they are particularly susceptible to rust. Rust by itself usually doesn't present a problem for exhaust components. However, removing rusted ... Read More »

How to Tighten the Cylinder Head Bolts?

You need to know the proper sequence to tighten the cylinder head bolts for each different make and model of car. In addition, many autos require the use of a specialized torque wrench which gives ... Read More »

How to Tighten Metric Torque Bolts?

Metric bolts need to be tightened on automobiles using a torque wrench. A "metric torque bolt" refers to a bolt on an automobile that requires this type of tightening. A special wrench, called a to... Read More »