Exhaust gasket orientation

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Hello all I'm going to change the exhaust pipes of my beater this wk end and I have a noob question for someone who is familiar with exhaust gasket. In fact, I notice the gasket between the cat and the A pipe has one flat face in one side and a "round" face in the other side (link). https://www.amazon.ca/Walker-Exhaus...d=1562881985&s=automotive&sr=1-1 AFAIK, the flange from the cat has a flat face. As for the A pipe, its flange has a circumferential flat groove (link). https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000C8ZFTG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 My question is how should I position the gasket between the flanges. I haven't disassembled the exhaust pipe yet, so I have no idea what is the old gasket orientation. Furthemore, the old gasket is probably rotten out and it will be hard for me to determine its orientation. thx
 
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Helpful to know what your "beater" is. But even so, they usually hold up quite well and the orientation may be determined.
 
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Originally Posted by user52165
Helpful to know what your "beater" is. But even so, they usually hold up quite well and the orientation may be determined.
My beater is a honda civic 2000 dx
 
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I'd point the vee towards the flat flange, so that its "legs" are contained by what's basically an o-ring groove. While you could put it in backwards and it'd work, there's a chance the legs could squish out.
 
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