View Full Version : Exhaust band clamps suck!!


ksk1980
07-06-2012, 06:00 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.
Thanks

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

ksk1980
07-07-2012, 04:57 AM
No i sure didnt. Heard that itd cause pipes to rust out. Any truth to this?

Grimes
07-07-2012, 09:13 AM
Never heard it would increase rusting and don't see why it would. They are dissimilar metals but aluminum is pretty non reactive

babbage1109
07-07-2012, 09:17 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.

ksk1980
07-07-2012, 09:24 AM
Thats whst i was thinking about tryin was exhaust sealant i have a tube of

babbage1109
07-07-2012, 10:02 AM
That's what I do. I haven't noticed any leaks since.