Originally Posted by baloneyskin daddy
Just to save you from a small hassle, for some reason it seems ,at least on mine, that the exhaust doesn't seal correctly unless I use 2 gaskets. Maybe the new oems are thinner but I've been thru this twice now and for 4bucks I just buy another gasket. It sounds alright when you fire it up but on deceleration it would pop.
Thanks for the tip! That area will still be a major concern of mine when I get this thing running later this week. I put a weld bead around the base of the flange part that fits into the head, hoping it would give that sliding collar more leverage to hold it ll in place, so fingers crossed, there.
I only have the 1 factory gasket, and I guess I should have ordered a few when I bought this one. Oops. I'll see how it works with one, then see about trying your trick if I have any trouble.