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Old 02-17-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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obx headers leak

Well installed my headers and the drivers side leaks.
so far I have email OBX to see if they can be warranty
suck, I have changed to gaskets several times ,even different types
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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Where is the leak coming from? You should see black soot around the area
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factory gaskets , they work best , i had same problem and put my old factory gaskets on and fixed.
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Agreed, defiantly use factory gaskets. Also if these are the first headers you have ever owned you will have to get use to the "header" noise. Headers make a hissing exhaust leak sound, that's normal
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are they warped? if the factory gaskets dont work then there is something wrong with the headers.
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Well installed my headers and the drivers side leaks.
so far I have email OBX to see if they can be warranty
suck, I have changed to gaskets several times ,even different types
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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Well installed my headers and the drivers side leaks.
so far I have email OBX to see if they can be warranty
suck, I have changed to gaskets several times ,even different types
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I ask too if its your first set of headers on a car? If so you may be hearing header ping. Its really pronounced with a good camshaft.
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Before you panic, take your headers off, make sure your OEM gasket is good, and then when you go to bolt it back down, go from the inside out first. If it still leaks, contact OBX to see what can be done.
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Well installed my headers and the drivers side leaks.
so far I have email OBX to see if they can be warranty
suck, I have changed to gaskets several times ,even different types
Pics?
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I ask too if its your first set of headers on a car? If so you may be hearing header ping. Its really pronounced with a good camshaft.
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Before you panic, take your headers off, make sure your OEM gasket is good, and then when you go to bolt it back down, go from the inside out first. If it still leaks, contact OBX to see what can be done.
mr white and ls3 ss give sound advice and ask the right questions...only question i would ask is if you installed yourself? otherwise you need to contact your header dealer/manufacturer and get it resolved.
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Well installed my headers and the drivers side leaks.
so far I have email OBX to see if they can be warranty
suck, I have changed to gaskets several times ,even different types
How about some details and a little follow up? More than likely the header isn't leaking. Like was mentioned before, it's probably just that you aren't familiar with the sound headers make. It took me a good few minutes to get used to it. If it's coming from the engine and you used the gaskets that came with them...then the problem is the supplied gaskets. take them off and re-use you stock gaskets. That will solve your problem. If you did use the stock gaskets and you THINK there is a leak, then see if the CEL comes on or scan the ECU for a code.

Other things to check...make sure you seated the headers properly and bolted them properly...maybe they aren't tight enough. Use a torque wrench. Do not use those springs that come with the bolts for the extensions/cats. If you still aren't sure then start the engine and try to feel around the piped for a leak...DO NOT TOUCH the pipes tho, just put your hand close and feel for air in pulses. Good luck.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:10 PM   #13
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leak

had the stock gasket on it and it leaked on driver side only . I could see the (black markings)
its not just sound-- when i tried to tune it the O2 sensor were off.
replaced with after market gasket and leaks worse...
im pretty sure its warped --just gonna throw them away
and just buy some new 2 inch headers form texas speed.
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had the stock gasket on it and it leaked on driver side only . I could see the (black markings)
its not just sound-- when i tried to tune it the O2 sensor were off.
replaced with after market gasket and leaks worse...
im pretty sure its warped --just gonna throw them away
and just buy some new 2 inch headers form texas speed.
Tell you what, don't throw them away. Send them to me along with the receipt. I'll pay the shipping. Consider this dibbs!!
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Matter of fact, screw the receipt...just send me the headers. I'll even pay for the boxing and packaging materials. You take paypal? Get me a quote and I'll paypal the money immediately.
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If you show me a pic of them and where you think they are warped, then hell I'll even throw you some cash for them. Let's work this out...I'll PM you...
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had the stock gasket on it and it leaked on driver side only . I could see the (black markings)
its not just sound-- when i tried to tune it the O2 sensor were off.
replaced with after market gasket and leaks worse...
im pretty sure its warped --just gonna throw them away
and just buy some new 2 inch headers form texas speed.
you get what you pay for. dont pay for chinese materials and chinese craftsmenship...if you can even call it that
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you get what you pay for. dont pay for chinese materials and chinese craftsmenship...if you can even call it that
Dude, nobody cares about your same old statements. "You get what you pay for", "...Chinese material", "...Chinese Craftsmanship", blah blah blah blah. Nobody cares. Except the others who think like you. You're beating a dead horse. Over and over again, you or someone else constantly shows up talking the same crap. And then it leads to a 7 page argument. Aren't you tired of this nonsense already? You like Kooks or whatever, then fine bro. We get it. Go for yours, do you, good for you. But there is no need to keep constantly hijacking threads just to talk trash and start an argument. It's not gonna get you or anyone else anywhere. Sheesh...
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you get what you pay for. dont pay for chinese materials and chinese craftsmenship...if you can even call it that
I don't necessarily think it's just that. The real problem I see is customer support. TSP and i think JBA's are built overseas but the difference is, if there's a problem, you can make one call and get them taken care of. It seems people are having a problem getting someone to take responsibility for the few defective sets of OBX's.
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as said above use oem gaskets , and start in the mid of header and work ur way out on tighiting the bolts. they should pretty much fall in place if not there is something not lined up. but there is alway a chance of a warped mounting plate or whatever u call it. but torque them down and make sure ur gasket is lined up aswell as they can move around a lil bit and thats all it takes to cause a leak.
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Dude, nobody cares about your same old statements. "You get what you pay for", "...Chinese material", "...Chinese Craftsmanship", blah blah blah blah. Nobody cares. Except the others who think like you. You're beating a dead horse. Over and over again, you or someone else constantly shows up talking the same crap. And then it leads to a 7 page argument. Aren't you tired of this nonsense already? You like Kooks or whatever, then fine bro. We get it. Go for yours, do you, good for you. But there is no need to keep constantly hijacking threads just to talk trash and start an argument. It's not gonna get you or anyone else anywhere. Sheesh...
need a tissue? your the one who told the guy to check for exhaust leaks with his bare hand
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need a tissue? your the one who told the guy to check for exhaust leaks with his bare hand
Hmm, have you ever worked in a shop? You're the one with nothing better to do than make the same comments over and over...and over and over again.
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Hmm, have you ever worked in a shop? You're the one with nothing better to do than make the same comments over and over...and over and over again.
i have worked in a few...fabrication, mechanical and body. heck i worked at a well known fabrication shop that makes great headers. do you even work in a shop?

even if i make the same comments over and over again that would just put me in the group with you
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The Stainless Power (Stainless Works) headers I ordered are made overseas also. Havent got them in yet. I wonder how they compare.
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