Author Topic: Did I mess up my headers when I decated them?  (Read 788 times)

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    Did I mess up my headers when I decated them?
    on: Aug 12, 2022, 12.26 am
    Aug 12, 2022, 12.26 am




    I just got an Austin Racing exhaust and my friend was helping me decat my stock headers and he thought that the sleeve inside the pipe had to come out too but then I saw a video which showed it still inside so we left it. Is this bad or is it nothing to worry about?

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    Re: Did I mess up my headers when I decated them?
    Reply #1 on: Aug 12, 2022, 08.00 pm
    Aug 12, 2022, 08.00 pm
    How deep does that sleeve go and what’s it made of?
    My concern would be it breaking off and possibly clogging the muffler.

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    Re: Did I mess up my headers when I decated them?
    Reply #2 on: Aug 13, 2022, 09.36 am
    Aug 13, 2022, 09.36 am


     The "sleeve" is the outer case of the cat.
     As you can see from the above pic I chose not to bother getting that last remnant out, it's metal it won't disintegrate or anything disastrous.  :028:
     
    Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.