Need a tip on connecting exhaust sections

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by ictdog, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. ictdog

    ictdog Member

    After finding a full length crack in the header pipe off the rear cylinder of my '07 Ultra at the crossover pipe, I took the exhaust pipes off and had them welded to repair at my mechanics assurance that it would be stronger than the original.

    Now I find putting the pipes back in a challenge. The pipes are not going back together very easily and I am sure someone has a tip for sliding these pipes together for the installation.

    Any experts that would like to give me a clue?
    Thank you in advance!
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    A bit of anti sieze will help:D
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    I always assemble and exhaust with all the fasteners loose and some copper grease on all the joints
    I then tighten all the fasteners starting with the front manifold rear manifold then any other connections and mount bolts front to rear