Did you check the rubber between the carb and the head?
Visual inspection, yes, but not very thorough. I wonder if I could put some water or other liquid on/around it to see if there are any visual indications... like checking a rubber roof leak?Any suggestions for exhaust gaskets other than our host just so I can take care of business quickly? I know they have some in stock now so no big deal if I have to wait. I need a spare-spare clutch cable anyways.
PWK flat-slide, metal flange mounted. It's on there. I'll try the spray.
That PWK is JB Welded together at the mounting flange.
I ended up buying the copper Permatex. I was reading some other leak threads here and now I've realized this: My header pipe is a good deal smaller than the exhaust port. It seems like the FIRST thing I should do is wrap up that pipe so the fit is nice and snug. It's pretty clear now that it wouldn't seal up, as-is. I'm going to try that first with my old gasket before I try permatex'ing, as I'm reading it's tricky with that avl port and the smaller diameter headers. The flange on that header doesn't sit flush to the port either.
Is this the stuff? Exhaust tape. Up to 400 degrees.http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_cool-tape-1-1-2-x-15-design-engineering_16120023-p?searchTerm=exhaust+tape
I think I'll try those gaskets. Can I use 3m Alluminum tape?http://www.shop3m.com/70006006525.html?WT.mc_id=GoogleProdSearch&gclid=CNbYkcTKmLcCFUHe4AodMTcAIQSays up to 600 degrees.