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**DONOTDELETE**
04-20-2002, 07:44 PM
Finally finished the installation of the one-piece HOTSHOT header today (thanks to Carlos for doing most of the work).
Just curious, does anyone now why I would hear "ticking" noise from the engine with I accelerate? I have checked all of the connections to the header, and they are tight. Checked my oil level, and it was little low so I added some oil, but it didnít help.
Any other suggestions/thoughts?
BTW, it is a 93.
-Rance
HOTSHOT header pic (http://home.swbell.net/rancei/hotshot1.JPG)

04-20-2002, 09:17 PM
1st is that the header will transmit more noise than the stock manifold. The thin walls of the header aren't nearly as good as quieting down the exhaust as the nice thick walls of a cast iron manifold, so you may not have any problem at all.

2nd, a ticking sound is often an exhaust leak. With the car warmed up and idling, you should be able to smell an exhaust leak pretty easily (if not see the smoke http://www.freshalloy.com/ ).

Asad

**DONOTDELETE**
04-21-2002, 04:32 AM
try to get one of em mechanic stethoscps and listen under the exhaust ports.

**DONOTDELETE**
04-27-2002, 07:04 PM
Thanks guys,
What I failed to mention, when I was doing the header install, I only had 3 new gaskets, so I had to use one of the orginal gaskets. Well, the Nissan delearship near my house received a shipment today, and I purchased another gasket. Replaced it tonight, and the sound is gone,

Thanks

IIbonesII
04-27-2002, 07:24 PM
so how is the sound? does the butt dyno approve?

Wobble
04-27-2002, 07:46 PM
ohh never re-use gaskets.. bad bad. .. like re-using toiletpaper..

[ 04-27-2002, 08:46 PM: Message edited by: Wobble ]

**DONOTDELETE**
04-27-2002, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by Wobble:
ohh never re-use gaskets.. bad bad. .. like re-using toiletpaper..<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]probably worse (unless you use both side of the sheet the first time around).

Shinsengumi_Okita
04-27-2002, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by Wobble:
ohh never re-use gaskets.. bad bad. .. like re-using toiletpaper..<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]Damn, I had to picture this in my head... Thats some sick stuff. http://www.freshalloy.com/

edit: Is this the new series of hotshot header? How was the fitment?

[ 04-27-2002, 10:21 PM: Message edited by: Shinsengumi_Okita ]

Frankiefingers77
04-27-2002, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by Wobble:
ohh never re-use gaskets.. bad bad. .. like re-using toiletpaper..<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]ROFL
that's the best way I've ever heard to stress your point