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The secret to exhaust system removal seems to be to draw blood. Until you skin your knuckles, you likely won't have success, so before you start just take a flat file and nick your middle knuckle on your weak hand; this will preserve your strong hand for actual wrench turning. ATF/acetone 50-50 mix is still the best penetrant I have found. Here's an interesting link for y'all...


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taken from Machinists Workshop Magazine. Photo of test results attached.. there may be newer products untested.
Interesting, I'll have to mix some up, I have some bad sensitivities to the other additives in all the name brand penetrants, just the odor from them gives me a migraine headache, so I need lots of ventilation when using them.
Acetone and ATF have considerably less affect on me on their own, and even if it only works equally as well as other penetrants, that is better for me health wise.
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These aftermarket ones have a "lip" on one side also. OEM's were round. ???
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These aftermarket ones have a "lip" on one side also. OEM's were round. ???
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How much cheaper then OEM? I only paid about $5 for each at a Honda dealer.
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How much cheaper then OEM? I only paid about $5 for each at a Honda dealer.
4 gaskets $12, free shipping.
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4 gaskets $12, free shipping.
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Doesn't seem to be much of a bargain if you have to monkey around just to get them to work. I stuck the OEM gaskets in, installed the exhaust and was done.
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Doesn't seem to be much of a bargain if you have to monkey around just to get them to work. I stuck the OEM gaskets in, installed the exhaust and was done.
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I bought some asbestos looking gaskets from a shop once. And I found this other weird looking one on ebay . I like original the copper best.
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Now HERE is a deal !!!
You can buy 4 USED gaskets for under $8.00.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/08-12-Honda....c100005.m1851




Jump on that one today !
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now here is a deal !!!
You can buy 4 used gaskets for under $8.00.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/08-12-honda....c100005.m1851




jump on that one today !
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I see a lot of used gaskets for sale on ebay. WHY ???


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