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post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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OK Guys I got everything done. Here is what I found.
Dipstick: Once lined up correctly in the pan, go underneath with a 3 foot pry bar. Rest the end of the bar on the collar of the dipstick tube (the collar is what triggers you to know its not in far enough) find a good fulcrum point and pry. "Click" says the dipstick. Done

Passenger side clearance: Loosen everything underneath. The only bolts that should be tight are on the ones holding the headers to the heads. Align and realign and realign. It seems that my Driver side header was pushing the mid-pipe to far back causing the flange to hit the floorboard. Once everything was loose, The mid-pipe slid forward just enough to clear everything.

Thanks for the pics they really helped. I was able to look at your pics and say; "How the Heck are his so far forward. My flange is now where the floorboard ends and the tranny tunnel fire wall begin.

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One last question, Do these headers have a natural "Tick" sound to them? I for the life of me cant find a leak but it seems there is a tick noise that can be heard from under the car. I cannot feel anything leaking at the joints. No steam coming from anywhere but the tailpipes. The tick cannot be heard inside the car. With a stethescope it sounds like every joint under there is leaking. Seeams to go away at around 1,000 RPM.

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The headers will make your engine bay more noisy if that's what you mean. If that's what your referring to then that's normal.

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Not so much the engine bay. If you are standing next the car it sounds a little "tickey" but not like full force exhaust tick sound. If that makes any sense.

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Gotcha I think mine sounds like that too. I'll check it out next time I go out to the car

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The beloved header ping. Love it!

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If it is close to the floorboard it only rattled in reverse but after almost 10 months it don't do it anymore
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post #28 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 12:40 PM
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I have that same tick I think its the connection pipes that go at the end of the header. I want to get that welded
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I have that same tick I think its the connection pipes that go at the end of the header. I want to get that welded
Honestly I don't think it is a leak. I went so far as to dissasemble and apply rtv to everything. Reinstalled and it sounds the same. I think it is just the nature of the headers at this point. Let me know if getting them welded changes anything. I have a welded sitting in the corner.........

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Mine are welded and I have the same sounds as described above. Nature of the beast...
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Its called header ping. I love it.

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Its called header ping. I love it.
Me too! Sounds even better with cam lope
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ok i have the pace setter long tube headers/no cats on my 09 G8 GT and what i did was take the motor mount bolt loose on the driver side and disconnect the strg shaft from the rack to clear to install mine i jacked the engine up on the drive side with a floor jack and a block of wood
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Yes, a lopey cam makes it even better- adds to the kachunkachunk!

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post #35 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 05:14 PM
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I just finished installing mine last night. I didn't need to touch the motor mount or the steering shaft. I almost didn't even need to take out the dipstick tube; it came out accidentally when I was installing the header.

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Is your #1 primary on the drivers side like 1 mm from the motor mount shaft? On mine I can fit no more than 3 pieces of paper between that spot. That's how I checked to make sure there was clearance haha
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No, thats odd. I'll have to recheck, but as far as clearance goes it fit surprisingly well compared to all of the install stories of read with Pacesetters/G8s. The only problems I had was lining up the rest of the exhaust again since it was already pushed back a little from my X-Pipe install. I also had to sleeve 4 plug wires because they were touching the primaries.

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notice any leaks with those connection pipes?

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I did i had to get them welded, they are good now, sound better also
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So, the connection pipe gets welded to the header? I have heard of the mid pipe having to be shortened because it would push the cat back back to far...any issues there?

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