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94 header gasket?

so im pretty sure my dad talked 2 a dumbass at autozone yesterday...i told my father 2 get me a header gasket for my truck and he brings back a manifold gasket...so 2day i had him take it back and the guy at auto zone said thats all they have for my truck this wouldnt be a problem but the gasket they gave me is 4 a 3 bolt manifold and my header has only 2 bolts per pipe and the 3rd hole interfears with the seal around my header so my question is does any1 else with a 94 ford ranger xl 4x4 2.3ltr have headers or manifolds on there truck? thanks guys......... rf > frf = me
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You need to go to a parts retailer who deals with performance equipment. Do you know which brand header you have? Google around and you should be able to order the gasket shipped to your door, and possibly cheaper than you will buy it locally.
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lol it came like that bud it honestly looks pretty stock and i think i found out the problem he went 2 advanced instead of auto zone haha...i just checked az and they have what i hope will work its a manifold gasket but its 2 bolts ill just trim off the excess and hopefully it will work
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Rockauto shows two kinds.
This would be what you want,
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=2653216

OEM # is F37Z9448A
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The proper term is a manifold gasket, you have an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold. Header is a correct term, but Autozone, Advance, Pepboys, etc... rely on proper terminology. Same applies if you were looking for a downpipe flange gasket, it would be a collector flange gasket. I know because I used to work at Pepboys.
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The proper term is a manifold gasket, you have an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold. Header is a correct term, but Autozone, Advance, Pepboys, etc... rely on proper terminology. Same applies if you were looking for a downpipe flange gasket, it would be a collector flange gasket. I know because I used to work at Pepboys.
what are u talkin bout dude?
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You stated you asked for a "header gasket" but got a "manifold gasket".
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yeaaa cause i think my truck has stock headers not a manifold....btw im not tryin 2 b a ***** it just always comes out wrong..correct me if im wrong but i think headers have 4 single gaskets compared 2 a manifold gasket which is one piece well in my case neways
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A header and a manifold are the same thing, just that the term manifold is the proper term. The way the gasket is setup has nothing to do between the two, because some after market header's use stock gaskets.
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His truck came stock with the headers. I know because my 94 did.
Headers and manifolds are not the same thing.
Headers use a header plate which the individual pipes are welded to and run into a collector.
A manifold is a single cast unit with the four chambers combined to a single outlet.
They each use a different gasket.

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Some aftermarket headers used a separate gasket for each exhaust port. A real PITA to install.
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His truck came stock with the headers. I know because my 94 did.
Headers and manifolds are not the same thing.
Headers use a header plate which the individual pipes are welded to and run into a collector.
A manifold is a single cast unit with the four chambers combined to a single outlet.
They each use a different gasket.

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Some aftermarket headers used a separate gasket for each exhaust port. A real PITA to install.
sweet im not crazy lol btw did u ever change the gasket on urs? and would it hurt nething if i used a manifold gasket on it instead cause i c tryin 2 align 4 gaskets a little bit of a pain..but as long as every thing lines up and such i should b fine just have a little gasket visible also do i need 2 put nething on the gasket?
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A header and a manifold are the same thing, just that the term manifold is the proper term. The way the gasket is setup has nothing to do between the two, because some after market header's use stock gaskets.
im gonna go out on a limb here n say u got fired from pepboys right?
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Put NOTHING on the gasket. Make sure you orient it the right way. Silver side toward the pipes.That side gets hotter than the head.
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im gonna go out on a limb here n say u got fired from pepboys right?
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sorry i 4got this isint frf lol
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