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Shadowman
post Mar 13 2013, 08:03 PM
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I replaced the exhaust manifold on my 2011 FLHTC this weekend with a stock unit that has the cat removed. When I installed the new one I snugged the nuts down but I didn't want to go too tight for fear of breaking off the studs. (I didn't go Gorilla on them) They tighten kind of funny I guess because of the mesh exhaust gasket (I did replace the gaskets too).

I think I have a slight exhaust leak when I first start up which lasts for about a minute until I get warmed up.

Is there a rule of thumb for how tight to go? Do you have to re-tighten the nuts when you replace the gasket?

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post Mar 14 2013, 08:52 AM
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'bout 110 INCH pounds.
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post Mar 14 2013, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE(Fgowi @ Mar 14 2013, 09:52 AM) *
'bout 110 INCH pounds.


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post Mar 14 2013, 08:08 PM
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QUOTE(Fgowi @ Mar 14 2013, 09:52 AM) *
'bout 110 INCH pounds.



Not doubtin' Bruce but I would run 'em a day or two and check 'em again. Never hurts to do a recheck on a harley. Just sayin'.
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post Mar 18 2013, 07:57 AM
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You should loosen all the mounting brackets before snugging down the flange bolts.
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post Mar 20 2013, 07:31 PM
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QUOTE(deuce04 @ Mar 18 2013, 08:57 AM) *
You should loosen all the mounting brackets before snugging down the flange bolts.

Got it...Thanks to everyone. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif)
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