took the exhaust header off, I'm sure I will need to put new gaskets in once I get another header, but not sure how I should go about removing the old ones?
I remebered when I installed the new header I used a thin coat of seal-a-gasket which held the gasket in place while I installed the header.maxib : They are not hard to get out. I use my finger or a small flat screwdriver carefully to lift the inside edge and remove the gasket. They just pop right out.
Here's a tip for installation with the new headers. Wipe a thin coat of (clean) grease on the new crush washer and seat it to place with your hands. The gaskets won't fall out when you intall your header!
Yeah, I reused the gaskets when I installed my Arata. I was going to put new ones on, as recommended, but I didn't think of it until the day I was working on it. Of course, my local Honda dealer didn't have any in stock. I put some sealant on them (as well as the rest of the exhaust) and I have no leaks.FullForce : i see its too late now but i was just gonna say that i have taken my factory header off and installed a serpent header - 1 year later took the serpent header off and put the factory header back on - 6 months later took the factory header back off and put another serpent header back on it and have not touched the crush gaskets and not even a threat of exhaust leak