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Old 22-Jan-2008, 08:48 PM
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Cracked header...what to do

I have a stock header on my civic. I was replacing my primary o2 sensor and noticed that it was cracked. Now, since the manifold is cast iron, i was wondering if it would be better to replace it with aftermarket or get it welded? Thoughts?
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Old 22-Jan-2008, 09:22 PM
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Aftermarkets will run you about 450. Haven't heard of anyone welding it. I had the same problem........ twice! It's well known problem with the d16y7 manifolds. I was able to find one on the board for 60 bucks. Try looking on the board and see if anyone is parting out a D16y7 engine or convert it to a
y8 manifold.
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Old 22-Jan-2008, 09:29 PM
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Any good exhaust shop can weld it. I've had countless manifolds welded at JPG exhaust in Oakville, but any shop can do this service for you. We just remove them, walk it over and they do it for $40.
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Old 22-Jan-2008, 09:44 PM
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Just Praise God Exhaust...hack jobbers at their best, but when u need a quick and cheap hack job they are the best
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Old 22-Jan-2008, 10:19 PM
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how big is the crack? Hairline or hole?

If it's not to big CT sells "HiTempSteel" in the autosection

Will cost you about $7.00...??

Works Amazing!!!!!

I used it about a year ago on my exhaust mani, and it worked like a charm!
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Old 23-Jan-2008, 09:41 AM
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what motor is it?? i have a headers lying around
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Old 23-Jan-2008, 11:25 AM
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The crack is a hairline going through the middle, but im not sure if it extends through the back or not and i can't tell unless i take it off.

The car is a 2000 Civic SE (dx motor , 1.6L).

i don't know why honda designed such a stupid thing. The cat is welded to the manifold so if i want to replace it, I was quoted $3950 plus labor to put it in.
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Old 23-Jan-2008, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Dareng View Post
The crack is a hairline going through the middle, but im not sure if it extends through the back or not and i can't tell unless i take it off.

The car is a 2000 Civic SE (dx motor , 1.6L).

i don't know why honda designed such a stupid thing. The cat is welded to the manifold so if i want to replace it, I was quoted $3950 plus labor to put it in.
How many clicks do you have on the car?
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Old 23-Jan-2008, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Dareng View Post
The crack is a hairline going through the middle, but im not sure if it extends through the back or not and i can't tell unless i take it off.

The car is a 2000 Civic SE (dx motor , 1.6L).

i don't know why honda designed such a stupid thing. The cat is welded to the manifold so if i want to replace it, I was quoted $3950 plus labor to put it in.
Buy that hitempsteel stuff, who cares if it goes around you will easily be able to cover 1 inch all the way around the manifold and have some left over
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Old 23-Jan-2008, 12:42 PM
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I was quoted $3950 plus labor to put it in.
That can't be right...did you mean $395.00?
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