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Trying to get my manifolds back on I see that the old donut gasket seems to be fused to the exhaust pipe. Man what a pain. The heat fused everything down there. Getting things apart was a cow and now putting it back together is one too. I've been spraying gasket remover down there and scraping but it's still on pretty good. Any tips?

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Your replacement is sintered iron the one on the pipe is a composition gasket. Yes with old age they rot into place. You will have to break it apart to get it off. Use a small chisel to chip away at it. Once you have split it you will be able to peel of the remaining portion. Be careful not to damage the pipe end.

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It's the one between the exhaust pipe and the manifold. I took a hammer to it after you suggested tapping it and bigger chunks started coming off but I'm nowhere near done. It's brown with black or metal stuff interwoven inside. Man I hate 36 year old cars

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Hey is that a bottle Scotch in the middle of that cockpit?

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