exhaust donut gasket - TheDieselGarage.com
TheDieselGarage.com
 

Home Forum Who's Online Today's Posts Vendors Advertise
Go Back   TheDieselGarage.com > Ford Diesel & Truck Discussions > 1994-2003 7.3L Power Stroke

Thread Details Posted by HIGH MILEAGE ELITE, this thread has received 9 replies and been viewed 2063 times.

TheDieselGarage.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-24-2008, 02:08 PM   #1
HIGH MILEAGE ELITE
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 324
Points: 11,327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
exhaust donut gasket

somewhere I read on here that these are known for being faulty, I guess that my question is how can you tell, it really seems to me that my truck is ouder than crap in the cab, i have a buddy that has the same truck cc sb wise and his just seems a little quieter, I did not know if this may be my problem. Any thoughts??
__________________
2000 F250 Crew Cab, Short Bed, Oxford White, 305x70x16 BFG A/T K/O, 16x10 Alum. Wheels, XM and other stereo goodies, Autometer Ultralite Guages (TRANS, PYRO, BOOST) 3.73's, Dp-Tuner F5 w/ 60tow, 80tow, 80econo, 100, 120, 140 :Thumbup: , AFE Stage II, 4" SS Sraight Pipe, B & W Turnover and Tow n Stow receiver hitch, 08' Tailgate (thanx to Blowin' Smoke) rhino-liner, 05' Grille, newer drink holder, Kobalt full width chest, boost fooler
SOLD 07/08

1989 Dodge W250 Regular Cab (purchased from original owner 10/31/09)
AT, A/C
120,00 miles
needs some goodies
HIGH MILEAGE ELITE is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-24-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
Tail_gunner
RV Dealer Parts Guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 63
Points: 678
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It isn't a matter of them being faulty, but a matter of wearing out.

If you look at the up-pipes where they go into the "Y" manifold or baby's butt as it's refered to. If you see black soot streaks on the up-pipe coming from the baby's butt, it's leaking.

I just replaced those donuts and after a couple trial & error attempts I found the best ones are from Car Quest. I'll have to go find that part number and get back to you.

The job isn't real pleasant, especially if your bolts don't want to come out of the baby's butt. I did find that taking the downpipe out did help access to the passenger side a ton.

on edit: Car Quest F17250 exhaust donuts are the ones to use. They're wider, thicker than Ford donuts and crush better than the sintered metal ones from NAPA.

Oh, and did I mention, they're recommended by Bean?
__________________
Kent - Retired USAF MSgt
Ex-B-52 Tail Gunner w/ 3600+ Flying Hours

A&P Mechanic, American Eagle Airlines
Work on Embraer 135/140/145 and
Bombardier CRJ-700

2011 GMC 2500HD Duramax. Took delivery 10/26/2011
100% Stock.
Tail_gunner's Webshots
Tail_gunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 03:11 PM   #3
HeffPsDiesel
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 158
Points: 3,390
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i am going to replace thoughs this weekend i will definatly take your advise i just hope there not to much of a pain to fix. Do you remember how much they where?
__________________
Early99 F-250XLT 4x4
H2E 62/17. Stock AB's. Swamps Tunes. Autometer guages. Afe PG7 filter. 6in stacks. Ats billet trans. 5star-conv. 4in lift ridin on 20x10 XD Diesels rapped in 35in procomp Xterrains.
HeffPsDiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 03:32 PM   #4
D-Man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Falcon CO
Posts: 748
Points: 25,593
Thanks: 23
Thanked 81 Times in 53 Posts
I also understand that sometimes the pipe will be worn where it contacts the doughnut so you can't get a good seal.
I'm going to buy new pipes and douhnuts from powerstrokeshop.com for 120 bucks because I believe that the labor involved will be extensive enough that I don't want to take a chance. Also, I drilled a hole in my up-pipe for my pyrometer and when I have it apart I'm going to drill and tap the manifold. I'll be doing mine this summer when I can commute to work on my motorcycle, and I'm not looking forward to it.
There are also bellowed pipes with gaskets you can buy from BWD. They were on sale for 300 last I looked. And 450 if you want ceramic coating.
__________________
2006 Dodge Laramie Quad cab 4X4 muffler delete, that's it.
D-Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 04:29 PM   #5
racehauler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,726
Points: 20,629
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
There's no doubt in my mind that if I had a SD the bellowed up pipes is what I would get. Put it in and forget about up-pipe leaks...forever.

I had up-pipes leaking on my obs and I put in the Napa equivelant to that Car Quest number and they have been sealed up for about a year now. They are much better to seal up used up-pipes than the hard stock doughnuts.
__________________
Eric
96 F-350 CC Dually My TDG Gallery
B codes, head studs, Comp 910 valve springs, stock turbo w/ 1.00 turbine housing
6.0 IC, NAPA 6637 air filter, AeroTurbine 4040XL, ITP Overboost Annihilator,
Quadzilla Commander, electric fuel system w/ regulated return
coolant filter, 203* thermostat
Dually Club Member #53

346.7HP, 852.1TQ 12/15/07 Greeley, CO w/ stage 1 injectors and Wildman tunes
racehauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 05:47 PM   #6
blindviper
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 190
Points: 81
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Beans diesel has some bronze ones that wont wear out, supposed not to leak. And you can use them on used pipes? At about 80$ they are alot cheaper then the bellowed kit.
blindviper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 08:16 PM   #7
Tail_gunner
RV Dealer Parts Guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 63
Points: 678
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeffPsDiesel
i am going to replace thoughs this weekend i will definatly take your advise i just hope there not to much of a pain to fix. Do you remember how much they where?
They were like $5 a piece.

My pipes were "worn", meaning they were squeezed where the donuts made contact. I just used a tailpipe expander to expand them as much as possible. I was continually checking the fit with the baby's butt and donuts to make sure I didn't over expand them.

Oh and BTW: Bean told me even the bellowed up-pipes will fail at the bellows sooner or later. He has replace a ton of them.
Tail_gunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 08:18 PM   #8
plainredtruck
Senior Member
 
plainredtruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hickory Tavern, SC
Posts: 4,090
Points: 27,459
Thanks: 275
Thanked 444 Times in 285 Posts
Images: 11
Whatever you choose as replacement gaskets, slather them with silver Anti-Sieze so they slide into place and stay there.

I used IH's OEM gaskets.

prt
__________________
'99 F250 X-cab 2wd

powered by DP-Tuner

My Photography addiction


Mafia # 27






plainredtruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2008, 01:25 AM   #9
HIGH MILEAGE ELITE
Senior Member
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 324
Points: 11,327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
so do any of you think that these little *******s might be causing my cab noise?
__________________
2000 F250 Crew Cab, Short Bed, Oxford White, 305x70x16 BFG A/T K/O, 16x10 Alum. Wheels, XM and other stereo goodies, Autometer Ultralite Guages (TRANS, PYRO, BOOST) 3.73's, Dp-Tuner F5 w/ 60tow, 80tow, 80econo, 100, 120, 140 :Thumbup: , AFE Stage II, 4" SS Sraight Pipe, B & W Turnover and Tow n Stow receiver hitch, 08' Tailgate (thanx to Blowin' Smoke) rhino-liner, 05' Grille, newer drink holder, Kobalt full width chest, boost fooler
SOLD 07/08

1989 Dodge W250 Regular Cab (purchased from original owner 10/31/09)
AT, A/C
120,00 miles
needs some goodies
HIGH MILEAGE ELITE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2008, 07:05 PM   #10
camojeeper
MAFIA MEMBER 106
 
camojeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: red bluff ca
Posts: 2,262
Points: 29,307
Thanks: 108
Thanked 132 Times in 127 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to camojeeper
probably not when mine failed i could here that tell tail ticking of an ex leak as for changing them mark the flange at the "y" it will most likely move before you put it back together at least mine did NIGHTMARE to say the least
oh ya and there still leaking!!!!!!!!
__________________
STEVE TDG MAFIA#106
99.5 psd SDSC 4x Diesel hot rod tug boat. TN BB turbo,230CC 0.0085"EH nozzles GTS HYBRIDS,Pat's tranny,5",Autometers/Scan gauge, ARP'S, DP tuner f-5 ,MAGIC SMOKE PERFORMANCE INTAKE ,AIH delete,Snows water/meth,map sens blowoff,trans lockup,ITP RR w/FB delete oh ya and a detroit locker now with a TWIN PUMP TERMINATOR OIL system
96 CC DRW south bend,DP,MAGIC SMOKE performance,4" exh,Autometer, TERMINATOR OIL
76 CJ-7 B/B FUEL INJECTED AMC 401cid V-8, T-18, D 20 transfer case with 5.38's in the D44's full family cage,ARB air locker rear, lock right front, 37"goodyears steve@magicsmokeperformance.com

MY PICS http://photobucket.com/magicsmokeperformanceJody of DP-Tuner has Driven my truck
camojeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

New To Site? Need Help? TDG Specials

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:34 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vB.Sponsors
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007 - 2008, PixelFX Studios