Thread: Here's a tip for you guys
03-15-2011, 09:38 AM #1
Here's a tip for you guys
If ever you have your engine out or have your exhaust manifold out for whatever reason take some time and grind the tabs off of the gasket at the bottom of the exhaust manifold.
When changing your oil filter or if you drop a tool down in the bilge and go to reach for it those tabs will shred some skin in a hurry. I have the scars to prove it
03-15-2011, 02:05 PM #2
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Take that advice to heart. I got 10 stitches last summer on my forearm from those tabs while trying to feel for something under the engine. Jerry hopefully you didn't end up with the same.
03-15-2011, 02:10 PM #3
+1 I can attest to those tabs cutting into my arm
03-15-2011, 03:11 PM #4
If you guys can fit a grinder down in the hull to knock those tabs off by all means do so otherwise they will get you at one time or another and they will ruin your day
03-15-2011, 03:24 PM #5
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- Pensacola Fl
I thought I was going to bleed out due to a cut from those tabs.
03-15-2011, 04:07 PM #6
I agree. I got a nasty scar on my arm from this gasket. I also should have gone to get stitches but I instead got some paper towel and duct tape to keep from bleeding.......then proceeded to finish the job. I didn't even feel it cut me. Picked my arm out and it was covered in blood. I just tell people I got stabbed with a knife. Makes me seem tougher! lol
03-15-2011, 04:10 PM #7
On the way out to do this!! Thanks Jerry
03-15-2011, 04:15 PM #8
LOL, scars here too. Those damn things are so sharp you don't even feel it cut you. I had blood all over the manifold & was wondering what is all this red shit?
03-15-2011, 04:15 PM #9
Now ya tell me. Thats a good mod Jerry, hope you heal up quick! Thanks. These gaskets are real sharp! Been cut by them in the past with the GPR, they go right through!
03-15-2011, 05:09 PM #10
yes i have the scars too...was just joking with steved about how he should cut his off before he get bitten
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