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    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.
    Be safe
    Jeff

    Give more than you get and
    you will get more than ya need.
    This is true for the good and bad
    that life puts out.

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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...
        Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

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        • #5
          Great job on fixing your headers. What craftsman cordless tool is that in the picture?
          This is an automotive discussion forum that has some great infromation

          www.autobodytoolmart.com/shoptalk

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          • #6
            nice work. bummer you had to do it, but nice work.
            thanks for the help
            ......or..........
            hope i helped
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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.
                This is an automotive discussion forum that has some great infromation

                www.autobodytoolmart.com/shoptalk

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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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