- Mar 24, 2012
There were three spring bolts on top of the down pipe above the converter. That’s where I put the donut gasket and where the old one fell out. There are flanged ends on the crossover and as far as I could tell, no spring bolts. However it does kind of look like there’s another donut on the passengers side crossover. I’ll have to get it down to say for sure, I’m not able to see it well enough to say for sure. I can clearly see pieces of the flange gasket above the EFE on the driver side poking out from between the flanges.That exhaust diagram is totally whacked. I kept looking at it then just a few minutes ago, realized that something wasn't quite right.
I still don't get where there's an exhaust donut on the cross over pipe. I distinctly recall the crossover has flanged ends. There should not be a donut on the crossover. If there is, something doesn't seem right.
There should be 3 bolts/springs on the down pipe to the cat converter. THREE. The donut should be on top of the down pipe to the converter.
Here's what you should be seeing according to the 1987 Chassis service manual.
View attachment 122547
I think to cover all the bases I’ll order another flange gasket and donut gasket before I drop the crossover. You’re right about that diagram; it seems like some things are out of place.