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post #1 of 19 Old 12-31-2010, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a writeup I made on installing a set of Kooks headers. Enjoy.

http://camaromodz.com/headerinstall.htm


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post #2 of 19 Old 12-31-2010, 11:23 PM
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Nice writeup.

1 hour?

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i really like the Kooks headers, allows for the option of any cat-back you want. but i'm happy with my ARH headers right now.

i think these will be the ones i put on my Z28... if that ever happens!

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Timing is everything. I will be picking up my Kooks headers this week. VERY nice write up. Excelent pictures. Thank you.

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Great write up. I just installed a new set of headers this week. The only question I have is about the Loc tite. If the heat doesn't break it down won't you need a torch to get the bolts out in the future if needed? I'm not a mechanic by any stretch and this header install was the most extensive thing I've ever done to a car. My question is out of sheer curiosity.

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Thanks for the feedback guys.

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Nice writeup.

1 hour?
I caught that after I had posted it. I wish it only took 1 hour. Thanks for the heads up though.

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Great write up. I just installed a new set of headers this week. The only question I have is about the Loc tite. If the heat doesn't break it down won't you need a torch to get the bolts out in the future if needed? I'm not a mechanic by any stretch and this header install was the most extensive thing I've ever done to a car. My question is out of sheer curiosity.

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I've used loctite on all my header installs. It keeps the bolts from coming loose over time. Since it's only blue you won't need a torch to get the bolts out. When I removed my headers from previous cars the bolts came out with very little resistance.


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I've used loctite on all my header installs. It keeps the bolts from coming loose over time. Since it's only blue you won't need a torch to get the bolts out. When I removed my headers from previous cars the bolts came out with very little resistance.
I'll have to remember that for next time. thanks.
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Thanks for the feedback guys.



I caught that after I had posted it. I wish it only took 1 hour. Thanks for the heads up though.



I've used loctite on all my header installs. It keeps the bolts from coming loose over time. Since it's only blue you won't need a torch to get the bolts out. When I removed my headers from previous cars the bolts came out with very little resistance.
No, no worries brother, I was actually HOPING it only took you an hour.

I agree on the Loctite, the torch comment was LAUGHABLE. Blue loctite is great stuff for headers.

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I agree on the Loctite, the torch comment was LAUGHABLE. Blue loctite is great stuff for headers.
why laughable? There are numerous articles on having to apply heat to remove a bolt with loc-tite. My question was out of curiosity and not meant to be malicious. Of course maybe like your avatar implies....you are a little ***** who gets off on trying to belittle someone for trying to learn.
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There are numerous articles on having to apply heat to remove a bolt with loc-tite.
Nothing wrong with your question. Red Loctite sometimes requires heat to be removed.


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