exhaust gasket and bolt size question (1 Viewer)

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Mysteriously my exhaust came apart while getting a remote start and alarm installed. I have my suspicions as to what happened - but doesn't fix my problem. Does anyone know the size bolt that is missing in the picture? Also, is that the gasket that is required or is there a bigger gasket? I've looked online and found some pictures which makes me ask the question...
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Coincidence...maybe but you can fix it pretty quick and inexpensively.

You should be able to find the gasket at your local auto parts supplier. As far as the nuts & bolts unless you're a Toyota purist just find the appropriately sized grade 5 or metric hardware, liberally apply anti-seize and assemble.
 

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I would use something in SAE size/thread, either 3/8" or 7/16", probably about 2" long. I've found that anti-seize bakes off and doesn't help in this application. I use stainless bolts & nuts, with sacrificial steel flat washers against the flange so the dis-similar metals don't corrode the flange. When you need to take it off later, put the biggest wrenches you can on them and give them a healthy tug, the soft stainless hardware snaps in half and everything comes right apart.
 
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the gasket is still there , thats all there is just a round metal and white heat resistant material washer looking thing , you can pull it off and match it up or just have them order you one . As for the bolts like said above just get some SS bolts and washers .
If that was on the east coast that would have never happened as the bolts are just lumpy rusted blobs , that look like booger welds after all these years ;)

I would be all WTF? when I picked up the truck as it wasnt like that when you dropped it off .
 
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Oh trust me.. I let them know how dissapionted I was in a not so gentlemanly way. After thinking about it awhile it's quite possible the mufflershop forgot to put the bolts back in when installing my . Anyway, I got 2 bolts, 4 washers and 2 nuts from napa (they didn't even charge me!) and had to wait 20 minutes for the exhaust to cool down. Problem solved!
 

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