Need help ASAP!!!!

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by AL3X, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. AL3X

    AL3X Rockstar

    well i decided to install all of my pipes for the truck from the exhaust manifolds to the tips with borla headers and dual exhaust and a magnaflow hi-flow cats but i ran into some trouble when i thought i was done i realized i wasnt after 2 long days doing it all by myself
    anyways my steering wheel at some point is touching my headers but what can i do?? because the bolt itself is touching my headers and i want to put on a shorter bolt but the problem is that i cant figure out how to take it off..
  2. ThatSilverStepside

    ThatSilverStepside Rockstar 4 Years 100 Posts

    ok, honestly I'm a bit confused...but the last time I heard of a steering wheel touching the header...was a pretty horrific wreck...only joking, but if you cant get a socket over the end of the bolt? (I suppose this is what you meant..) try to use a set of wreches..or maybe I just dont understand what your saying, sorry if I didnt help

    DAREDEVIL Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    pics would be very helpfull..i dont realy understand your problem either !!!!!
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    X2, pictures would be helpful. I'm sure its something simple.
  5. AL3X

    AL3X Rockstar

    its ok i figured it out i was just so mad when i thought i was done in reality i wasnt haha
    it was just a pain to get that bolt of that connects from the steering wheel to that twisting part.. but problem solved i just bought a smaller length screw and problem gone.
  6. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Glad to here it, but how about some pictures of your new headers/exhaust.
  7. AL3X

    AL3X Rockstar

    soon il post up some pictures because im so tired from a couple nuts that broke and striped while changing out everything. but theirs a video that sounds identical to my truck but soon il make some videos. im just glad im finished now :)

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  8. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Steering gear clearance and headers used to be a big issue years ago on most B/B GM cars, I remember we used to clearance the tubes with a couple sturdy whacks with a machinist's hammer.
  9. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    I never did anything like that on my firebird:lol:
    But now adays you spend $600 on a set of plated headers you dont want to have to do any modification.
  10. AL3X

    AL3X Rockstar

    ok i need help again!
    so i was driving my truck for a while. like 20 minutes then shut it down then an hour later i turned it back on and i was driving again normal and i got to a light and it was empty so i give it wot and i notice i left a puff of smoke... so that scared me because before installing these parts it never smoked.
    so i stopped at the gas station put it in park and reved up to like 4500 and the smoke came out not a whole lot but enough to notice it.
    is this caused by the headers that it might be burning off some sort of a protective oil they have in it or something???? because on the papers it says it might throw smoke or fumes after installation. or what else could it be?

    but im not liking the fact that it threw smoke...

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    oh yeah and there are no codes comming out...

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