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Installed my 4-2-1 headers....

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Old 08-11-2005, 08:22 PM
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Default Installed my 4-2-1 headers....

Ok first off I would like to say yes I am new at this whole civic(even car for that matter) performance enthusiast thing so it took me about 8 hours and I only had to buy 1 replacement O2 sensor. So I'm pretty happy, I basically just finished about 20 mins ago(started at around 1pm). Most of the bolts were rusted as hell so it took a while and a lot of "Liquid Wrench", which worked better than WD-40 IMO. I don't recommend doing thing by yourself but no shop in my area would install it since I didn't buy it from them(thanks a lot!) Gonna have it looked at tomorrow morning for leaks, etc. but I took it out for a quick test spin and its much quicker. When I first started the engine up it made a whine that I hadn't heard before, shut her down checked the bolts one last time, made sure the O2 sensors were tight and started her back up... sounded great, still worried that since I did it myself there might be a leak. All in all it ran well for the minute I had it out and the motor doesnt sound funny so I'm thrilled. Let you guys know how I REALLY did tomorrow after my mechanic takes a peak at it. Oh and for emphasis I DONT RECOMMEND DOING THIS BY YOURSELF.


Oh btw the headers should change the tone of my exhaust yes??
 
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:11 PM
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yes it should change the tone of your exsaust
 
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:21 AM
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Yeah, its almost always best to at least have one buddy with you when working on stuff like this. Not only to hold things in place while you tighten bolts and things like that, but as a second mind to double check everyhting you think/do.

And yes, it should change your exhaust tone a little.
 
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:30 AM
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Ok, no leaks!! Hooray! Gonna clean it up today make sure I get as many of the fingerprints etc off as I can. Thanks for the input guys.
 
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Old 08-12-2005, 11:06 AM
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After I install the exhaust system, I want to get headers but I'll listen to your advice and see if I can help installing it.
 
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Old 08-12-2005, 02:07 PM
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What the problem is? I did my header by myself. Actually I did my whole stinkin SC by myself too. My friends suck.
 
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:51 PM
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dude where you guys puttin the second header? i dont think you need two so hook me up!!!! haha just kidding
 
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