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Old 31-Mar-2007, 04:22 PM
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dc headers cracked

hey guys.. i was looking under my hood and noticed that my headers cracked... its cracked were the 4 into 1 goes... meaning were the 4 pipes end and conects and goes down 2 the cat... its before the o2 sensor.. so u can still see it from under the hood.. i seriuosly dont want to spend alot of money meaning i dont want to buy new headers is there somthing i could put on to fill in the crack.. and also they are ceramic coated DC headers... any advice on wat to put would be great THANKS!!
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Old 31-Mar-2007, 04:39 PM
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well iv never heard anything good about those headers.. too thin or something. you could use JB weld , canadian tire has it.. it wont be pretty though.
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Old 31-Mar-2007, 04:42 PM
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yea but will the jb weld withstand the heat ?
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Old 31-Mar-2007, 05:41 PM
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yes
as long as you let it sit and dry as long as it says to.
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Old 31-Mar-2007, 06:04 PM
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you think the crack will keep spreading until it totally breaks ?
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Old 31-Mar-2007, 06:59 PM
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as long as you let it sit and dry as long as it says to.

NOOO dont do it......i did that and it stunk like **** for 3 days straight! windows open or not that **** gave me headaches.....and i let it sit for a full day and a half
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Old 31-Mar-2007, 07:00 PM
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only other way of fixing this is to weld it......grind the crack so you have a V formation then fill it by welding, i dunno if it will work if the metal is thin tho
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Old 31-Mar-2007, 08:37 PM
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to stop the crack from spreading, you have to drill small 'stress relief' holes at both ends of the crack. then have it welded and you'll be ok. just find a good welding shop with a TIG welder, a mig won't be good for this kinda weld.
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Old 31-Mar-2007, 09:24 PM
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i would just get better headers if i were you.
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Old 31-Mar-2007, 09:54 PM
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if i get this welded by a shop its going to hurt my pocket and possibly cost more than the headers are worth... dont you think ?
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usually, it'll cost you about $60 to lay down a bead on that. can you buy a new header for $60?
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Old 01-Apr-2007, 11:32 AM
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take it to welding shop they know what to do
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Old 01-Apr-2007, 12:22 PM
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im sure you can buy some used ebay headers for $60 lol
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Old 01-Apr-2007, 01:44 PM
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same thing happened to me but mine cracked right under
where the stud would stick into, anyways,
i just took it to my auto class and welded it... meh...
it did the job, and that's all i cared about. no more
head aching exahust leak into the car
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were ur headers ceramic coated ???
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