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Old 04-03-2010, 01:02 AM   #1
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Question Already Rusting? WTF?

I was looking at the engine the other day and I realized the stock manifolds are already rusting. WTF? Is this normal?





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Old 04-03-2010, 01:07 AM   #2
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Damn! Time to sell it before the whole car falls apart.

Seriously - they are made out of cast iron. Rust is normal.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:07 AM   #3
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My dad bought a Mercury Sable new a few years ago, and the cylinder heads looked like that on the dealer lot already. I guess that's just what happens to unpainted metal.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:08 AM   #4
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idk man, this should not be happening this soon, take it to the dealer. Not sure what they would do in this case but make them do something
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:13 AM   #5
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idk man, this should not be happening this soon, take it to the dealer. Not sure what they would do in this case but make them do something
You are kidding right?
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:22 AM   #6
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You are kidding right?
He's kidding. Bare cast iron will rust the first time it gets any condensation on it. I live in Reno, where it is DRY!! My manifolds were rusted after my first car wash. No big deal at all.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:30 AM   #7
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this is normal.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:35 AM   #8
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This is normal for any cast iron exhaust manifold.

A nice pair of Stainless Steel American Racing Headers would take of that issue...
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:45 AM   #9
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This is normal for any cast iron exhaust manifold.

A nice pair of Stainless Steel American Racing Headers would take of that issue...
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:54 AM   #10
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It's normal I have my set in my garage and there's little surface rust on them
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:40 AM   #11
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If you don't plan to swap over to LT's, you can always pull the manifolds off, clean off the rust, and use Eastwoods cast iron colored paint. I have done this on a few different cars and they look great as well as last a long time. Follow their directions to a T and you will be fine.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:07 AM   #12
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Also ,if you do get LTs make sure you get them jet-hot coated.....

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Old 04-03-2010, 11:15 AM   #13
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Pretty soon you'll walk out in the garage and there will be a pile of iron oxide dust on the floor!
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Hahaha, WD-40!
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