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Norma clamp!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Prospect62, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. Danny3737

    Danny3737 Full Access Member

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    I kind of doubt it’s a problem with the clamp. It’s either an alignment issue between the 2 pieces or just a bad fit between the two. I don’t see why some high temp RTV wouldn’t fix the problem.
     
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    i would find a reputable shop and go V Band, even at work...we use antisieze a lot to seal leaks.
     
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    It's not the manifold gasket that's leaking, it's this stupid Norma clamp.

    Antiseize? Really?
     
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    I was thinking that, too. It would take at least two people to manhandle the two sides together as tightly as they need to be. The clamp does noting to draw the two sides together, so you have to somehow with one arm pull the pipes together and tighten the nut with the other hand.
     
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    yes...we regularly apply antisieze to leaky flexatallic gaskets

    i would have a friend or a shop aid in alignment, then tighten...possibly something has been bent or a hnger has failed allowing the pipe to rotate slightly.
     
  6. Rocket Man

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    There’s no gasket at this joint. It’s a ball-and-socket connection.
     
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    Now I remember! At this point have a muffler shop weld a flange in or weld it solid.
     
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    very well aware of the no gasket, but the thicker fluidity of a couplant (in this case IT could be an antisieze), AIDS IN FILLING THE VOID.

    not saying it is the best fix, but if it is a bent pipe or damaged flange, this could be a get by fix until funds allow a correct approach

    sometimes, the simple mind only can see through the provide hole
     
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    I would try jacking the assembly upto desired position, ratchet strap or bar clamp pieces together and re-install clamp before I give up and buy a new one.
     
  10. Doubeleive

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    I would try some form of sleeve inside the outer clamp so that it makes it fit tighter, maybe something thicker than tin foil, like some type of thin flexible metal. My theory is it would act as a form of gasket and make the fit tighter at the same time.
     
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