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finishing what the factory did not do

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  • finishing what the factory did not do

    these were build in california & were leaking very bad ,the collector was not welded complete...had to cut both headers where i got it marked with tape & weld the inside then check with water afterwards........no more leaks


  • #2
    That is a shame, good stuff is hard to find.
    Did you weld a point in at the junction of the tubes in the middle?
    Gives a better flow.
    I know it is to late.

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    • #3
      What do you mean test with water? I have always pressurized with air(use some little adjustable rubber stoppers and a couple psi of air(like 5-10 max) and squirt with soapy water. Do that for fuel tanks, hydraulic hard lines etc. Dave
      Originally posted by thunder71 View Post
      these were build in california & were leaking very bad ,the collector was not welded complete...had to cut both headers where i got it marked with tape & weld the inside then check with water afterwards........no more leaks

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      • #4
        Who built them?

        Thats pretty sheisty if theyre brand new and leak out of the box...

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        • #5
          Great job on fixing your headers. What craftsman cordless tool is that in the picture?

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          • #6
            nice work. bummer you had to do it, but nice work.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by metalmeltr View Post
              Great job on fixing your headers. What craftsman cordless tool is that in the picture?
              looks like a flashlight

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              • #8
                I think so too I looked closer after I posted the question about this and awnsered my own question.

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                • #9
                  i don't know what brand the customer brought them in & said they come from calif. & the company give him 1/2 his money back because of the leaks...they fit a newer model ford lighting...the craftsman flashlight was used to look inside before i cut both headers apart at the green tape line...i took a piece of plywood & some rubber & screwed it to the flange that bolts to the heads & plugged the sensor hole with a plug...stood it up so the collector was on top & filled with water to check for leaks before i welded the cut off collector back on....they sounded very bad before repairs were done...he is a very happy man now

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                  • #10
                    Well thats just great cant buy anything thats any good any more. but at least you fixed it.

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