Eastern Members - Header install this weekend
03-10-2008, 08:22 PM
ive pretty much read everything i can on the install but im sure ill end up with a few problems here and there. my friend and i will be doing them just looking for anyones advice with problems they ran across and how they managed to solve them. im shooting for a 6 hour install but who knows what will happen haha. also if you want to come by and help anyone is welcome.:chug:
03-10-2008, 08:29 PM
Get the car as high up as you can, makes tilting the drivers side header in easier.
A 2nd person makes the task alot easier too, someone to hold the header in place while the other guy gets a couple bolts started.
03-10-2008, 08:54 PM
Pretty much what JL said.
03-10-2008, 10:06 PM
u should be fine... its gonna be a pain in the ass but u should b good... i did my lt1 headers and i couldnt imagine ls1 headers being as hard or harder.... and im mechanicly stupid
03-10-2008, 11:48 PM
as stated above, safely get the car high, then get it even higher j/k.
03-11-2008, 05:23 AM
Yeah, I should have added the "safely" to the as high as possible part. I've seen people get cars up in the air on piles of wood, and alot of other unsafe things :eek2:
03-11-2008, 06:08 AM
If the car has the original manifolds and bolts on, take your time removing the old hard ware. When re installing use NEW GM MLS gaskets and bolts, DO NOT use with what came in the kit.
03-11-2008, 06:36 AM
Depending on your brand of header you may have to slightly notch the K-member. I had to on my Jet-Hots and I heard Hooker as well as a couple others are the same. If you haven't done plugs in a while it would be a good time to do that too.
Otherwise it's pretty straight forward, when you take the coil packs off leave the last bolt on the passenger side off when you reinstall it. It's a bitch.
03-11-2008, 07:53 AM
I think both my coil pack trays are held on with 2 bolts. NO need for more then that :)
03-11-2008, 05:10 PM
03-11-2008, 06:45 PM
IF you take the passenger side coil pack off, take the backmost bolt out, and fucking throw it in the woods. It'll be easier to get to when it's there than if you ended up putting it back on the car :bang:
03-11-2008, 08:05 PM
Let Us Know How It Turns Out????
03-12-2008, 09:28 AM
Good luck! I always appreciate "in-progress" pics ;) Definitely shoot a video when you're done!!
03-12-2008, 02:43 PM
thanks for all the help guys i will defintly post up a video when im done and ill try and take some pictures while im out there.
03-12-2008, 04:12 PM
hope u have a nice big pry bar to help get the driver side in ;D