Blew a head gasket last year, but I've loved my XD2 and wasn't ready to part with it yet. I had free time but I'd never done this before. Ended up buying replacement header from Advance and after fighting with poorly drilled and/or tapped holes I've got it mostly together. Wasn't until today I actually put the cover on and realized there was a "hole".
Did I get the wrong version of the header? Did I forget to swap something over from the old one? What the hell is the name of that part if I need a replacement? Most importantly, can I make this thing work?
You are missing the half moons. They install right in that spot with silicone. You absolutely need that part. I might actually have a few extra brand new you can have. I'll take a look a little later today and let you know. I just replaced the gasket a few months ago and they sent the half moons to me when I didn't need them. DO NOT run the car without them.
Okay no problem. It took me awhile to find them but I did find them. I forgot there were three. I have a sealed bag of three. Glad you were able to find them on ebay though. Anyways, make sure to use silicone when you install them.