General Maintenance & Repairs - Exhaust band clamps suck!!

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07-06-2012, 05:00 PM
Any suggestions on how to get the band clamps from leaking so bad. Any ideas or links describing fixes? On an 02 ws6 pace setter long tubes and 3"off road y pipe.

07-06-2012, 09:10 PM
Did you try a few layers of aluminum foil around the two pipes before putting on the clamp?

07-07-2012, 03:57 AM
No i sure didnt. Heard that itd cause pipes to rust out. Any truth to this?

07-07-2012, 08:13 AM
Never heard it would increase rusting and don't see why it would. They are dissimilar metals but aluminum is pretty non reactive

07-07-2012, 08:17 AM
I use that copper gasket stuff from the auto store. Put a bead in the middle of the clamp then put it back on. Mine are all sealed now.

07-07-2012, 08:24 AM
Thats whst i was thinking about tryin was exhaust sealant i have a tube of

07-07-2012, 09:02 AM
That's what I do. I haven't noticed any leaks since.