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    Question Removing the SVT Headers

    so, how does everyone go about removing their headers so they can heat wrap them? Do they pull out easily from the top? If so i would have to remove the whole supercharger assembly and to do that i'd have to remove the power steering pump. Which wouldn't be hard, just very time consuming so i want to make sure it will work.

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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    Well, how I remove my HEADER (no "s") is:

    - Un-clip the 4 tabs holding the fans on. Disconnect two power harnesses. Drop fans.
    - Unscrew the 6 or so 8mm bolts holding on the heat shield
    - Pull heat shield out the bottom
    - Remove dipstick and tube
    - Unbolt the 10 or so bolts holding on the header
    - Unbolt the header from the cat
    - Drop it out the bottom
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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    Quote Originally Posted by bmylez View Post
    Well, how I remove my HEADER (no "s") is:

    - Un-clip the 4 tabs holding the fans on. Disconnect two power harnesses. Drop fans.
    - Unscrew the 6 or so 8mm bolts holding on the heat shield
    - Pull heat shield out the bottom
    - Remove dipstick and tube
    - Unbolt the 10 or so bolts holding on the header
    - Unbolt the header from the cat
    - Drop it out the bottom
    any need to replace the dipstick tube and/or o-ring/gasket at the bottom of it? IK that I will need to get new gaskets for the header.
    '03 Infra Red SVT, Goodridge SS lines, Sparco Pistas, Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Specs, Powerslot rotors, Hawk HPS pads.

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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    Nope, no need to get any new gaskets. The header gasket is metal...it lasts pretty much forever unless you burn it up for some odd reason.
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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    Course, would be a good time to see about a copper gasket ;c)
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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    cool, thanks. I got a copper gasket and am replacing the gasket that goes to the cat because when i took it off it was all black on one spot as if it had been leaking.

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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    thanks guys
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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    Quote Originally Posted by bmylez View Post
    Nope, no need to get any new gaskets. The header gasket is metal...it lasts pretty much forever unless you burn it up for some odd reason.


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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    I took mine out with haveing to remove the fans... but then again I don't have a heat shield and didn't have one on when I pulled it from the bottem.

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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    I got them out last night. I tried dropping the fan out but to push it over the clips the supercharger had to come out. So.... Dropped the power steering pump so i could take the passenger side bracket off for the supercharger. Unbolted the driverside bracket for the supercharger. Removed all hoses and lines to the supercharger and removed the supercharger. Moved some coolant hoses around to get the fan out. Dropped the fan. Finished unbolting the header, dropped it out of the bottom of the car. Started wrapping and then realized that i didn't buy enough exhaust wrap. overnighting some wrap from Summit Racing. so i'll have time to put the car back together before i leave for Knoxville next thursday.

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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    I got my wrap from Autozone lol.

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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    The only thing I did differently was I removed the cat bolts before the header bolts right before dropping it out.

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    Default Re: Removing the SVT Headers

    Quote Originally Posted by SaucyMuffin View Post
    I got my wrap from Autozone lol.
    I could have got mine at autozone but they don't carry DEI's Titanium wrap.... peb boys, autozone, and advance all carry DEI exhaust wrap.... just not their Titanium wrap.

    Here's what it looked like before i put the supercharger drive shaft back in


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