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  1. slickvic

    slickvic Well-Known Member

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    Top O the mornin lads !
    Can a Vog Brother lend any advise on changing these exhaust flange gaskets to n my 11 XC. Will I need to remove the mufflers and loosen all mounting points / brackets to pull the head pipes away from the cylinder heads enough to remove the old and swap in the new ?
    Lastly what is the sequence and torque spec for these ?
    Do they get re checked / tightened after the first heat up ?
     
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    Not sure what it takes to get them out, but you will really need full access to the exhaist port to get the old ones out.
    Torque isn't much... 18 ft-lbs at most... and YES you will need to re-torque several times. They are not coming loose, the gaskets are crushing down.

    I actually prefer the OEM gaskets over the Fel-Pro.
     
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    Get a can of your favorite penetrating spray. Hit all the nuts and slip joints the night before. A good rubber mallet and patience. Start at the back and go forward.
     
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    Thanks HC. Nice to see hear from you especially so soon. So it looks like Im pulling the mufflers then. That’s fine I should inspect the head pipe assembly for possible other issues / cracks. I’m almost not convinced it’s only the gasket making the exhaust leak sound
    Kevin thought he felt a leak under the heat shield but that is too close to the flange area.
     
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    Your suggesting removing the mufflers then the head pipe assembly ?
     
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    @slickvic, why the change, are yours leaking? I thought these gaskets could/should last a very long time.
     
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    Can you get the headpipes loose enough to change the exhaust gasket with the mufflers or the rest of the exhaust system in place?
     
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    It was awhile ago when I had mine off to install my UDP. Made it easier. Don't know if you "have" to.
     
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    There may be gaskets where the pipes connect to each other...
     
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    Yes leaking. That was supposedly The chatter rattle noise that I was hearing under load/acceleration after 3000 RPM in fourth fifth and sixth gear. We put a new clutch in the motorcycle and while that corrected one problem it didn’t correct the original problem which was the chatter/rattling noise under load. We discovered the exhaust gasket on the rear jug leaking during a cold start up spraying Wendex in that area and it bubbled up like a Lawrence Welk show. So we will start there. I’m thinking of removing the exhaust so I can thoroughly inspect the head pipe. Kevin X and Seth have both claimed that our head pipes while a great performer or not exactly the best quality for material and they have seen many that have cracked. Sometimes it’s a hairline crack behind the heat shield. Sometimes It’s at the collector. Me not wanting to do this twice I figure removing the exhaust will number one make it easier to properly tighten the gaskets down and give me a chance to inspect everything.
     
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    @slickvic ... to get to the ports, it really is easiest to remove your exhaust fully. to get the old gaskets out, ive found it best to carefully use a pick and slowly try to wedge the old gaskets out. lloydz style gaskets will slide right in. i find that if you slightly ovalize the gasket before install it will stay in the exhaust port

    as far as XC exhausts go .... ive seen more than a few develop cracks on the rear head pipe, right at or around that first bend. that is their weak point.
     
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    If, upon inspection, ya find a cracked or broken header... let me know. I have a spare set for a 106. They're wrapped but they're cheap. let me know if ya need 'em.

    Also, no material between pipes after the jugs. Ya can loosen the sections from the cylinders back usin' rags, a mallet, 'n a short 2x4 to knock things loose 'n push pipes forward. Don't see why ya would want to drop the 'xhaust tho.

    Also, y'll find the Lloydz gaskets are much thinner than OEM.
     
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    I’m Probably going to remove the heat shield on that rear head pipe to inspect that area because it is suspect. Wondering can I use stainless steel hose clamps to reattach it? Or are the original clamps welded to the heat shield?
     
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    I used ss hose clamps when I put mine back together.
    The right size ('n price) were hard to find.
    I did try ss bands as well but they didn't work as well as hose clamps.
    Also, use some HIGH temp Never Seeze on the slip-on joints (for next time?).
    It was 5 yr.s when I took my headers off (the 1st time)... didn't find any 'xcessive rust, cracks or, holes. Got 98kM on 'em now... no problems.
     
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    Good to know. I have a good marine outlet store here I will hit up for the clamps. Only reason I’m going out of my way on the head pipe is because I just can’t believe all that noise was just from the donut gasket.
     

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