How to Install an Exhaust Manifold Gasket How to Install an Exhaust Manifold Gasket

What You'll Need
torque wrench
gasket scraper
the particular vehicles specification manual

The exhaust manifold gasket is a very important component in the vehicle’s engine system as it helps in routing the exhaust gases from the engine to the vehicle’s exhaust pipes. Without this, all the fumes and exhaust gases would probably end up into the cabin of the car, posing serious health hazards to the driver and passengers. The installation of the exhaust manifold gasket is thus very important to make sure that the occupant of the vehicle is not exposed to harmful gases emitted by the running engine. 

      Step 1 : Cleaning the Manifold’s Matting Surface:

      Before you start fixing the new gasket, ensure that no pieces of the old gasket are left on the matting surface to prevent leakage. 

      Step 2 : Place the New Gasket:

      Place the new gasket carefully ensuring you match any signs to ensure accuracy. Do not apply any sealants on a new gasket. 

      Step 3 : Align the Gasket:

      Align the gasket to the mating surface and put back the lid. Place one bolt at a time and tighten gently.

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