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EXHAUST INSTALL I NEED HELP INSTALLING A FULL EXHAUST SYSTEM ON MY ZX14

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  • Rob Selvy
    Rob Selvy May 11, 2010

    Can you please specify what type of assistance you need?
    I can give you pointers with "do's and dont's" but I'd like to know how much you are aware of when making this installation a success.
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    RSelvy


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Well there is a reason I asked for information. The person that made some suggestions failed to list the MOST important element of installing a complete exhaust system. You ABSOLUTELY MUST REPLACE the 4 cylinder Exhaust gaskets or your hard work will be in vein and you will have a horrible exhaust leak. You must first remove the old copper crush rings before installing the new ones. They will be just inside the exhaust port of the head. When you have all 4 of the header pipes in place you can make sure they are seated properly before you sequentially torque them down. They will take 8 - 10 ft lbs of torque when you are finished.
This is the most crucial part of installing the exhaust because any air leaks at the head can and will cause engine damage. (it will burn the valves due to the air leak)
It's not a days work, actually it will take you about 4 hours if you are a novice.
There is one more part that is very critical! After you install this fancy exhaust system there is a very strong chance you will need to re-jet the carburetors. Depending on the system you get, you should have jetting requirements included in the installation instructions.
I did not want to go into all of this with out having the information I requested but since somebody else sort of gave you instructions that are very vague, I'd really hate to see you jump blindly into this without having some fore knowledge.
Best of luck and let me know if you need further assistance.
Regards,
RSelvy

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Make sure that you have time, this will be a days work. Of course if you took it to the shop it would take no time. Just take your time and put the headers on first then go to the slip-ons. Do not tighten anything until you get everything on.

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