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Serious Exhaust Leak Question! help!!

I just recieved my full jardine titanium exhaust today and got it all put together and tightened down all of exhaust header bolts when i got on the last one on the very left side ..i snapped the bolt/stud right in half..but i have a bolt on the other side of the flange...my question is wil it hold even though the bolt snapped on the one side??? will i have a serious exhaust leak if idont fix it? thanks guys
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You can try it, you will know if it is leaking... When you get the other bolt, snug them up two at a time to keep the flange straight..




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Yeah you will see condensation leaking out of there if there is a leak.

Keep an eye on it.

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I would not let that go. You need both bolts to prevent an exhaust leak and from potentially burning up a valve. Next time don't superman tighten everything. Tighter is not always better. I have a buddy who swears he's not over-tightening things but he just can't help himself. I make him use a torque wrench on everything with a torque value. He was torque down the caliper bolts (22ft/lbs) and goes, "Is that all!?" after he hit 22ft/lbs. I just laughed at him. Some people truely don't know thier own strenght.


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how can you break those bolts in half? you're underestimating your own strength, no need for tighten it down like you won't ever take them off again, for your sakes i hope there's enough bolt left protruding out of the thread.

use a 1/4" drive socket/handle next time.


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