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2.3L Catalytic Converter Gasket

icecoldkilla0601

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This is my first post, so if i put this in the wrong place, my bad. :)icon_confused:) MY exhaust is leaking and sounds like an airplane going down the road. I have located the leak to be the front-most gasket on the catalytic converter. My Chilton book doesn't enlighten on if there is anything special I need to take into consideration when replacing the little lead doughnut that I have. Is this a very difficult replacement and about how long should it take?
 


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Time and difficulty both depend greatly on the level of degradation on the bolts.

The donuts are easy to replace. Any flat gaskets I replace on exhaust systems I put a little copper silicone on both sides. Helps keep them from leaking.

Also, get a bottle of anti-seize and coat the threads of any hardware you put in there.
 

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Thanks. I'll probably work on it this weekend, and I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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