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TII HEADER BREAKS AGAIN HELP BAY AREA


Jane

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Hello!

I gotta give this one up, my header cracked again after a careful and thorough repair and correct replacement with all the right hangers and all the correct stuff but coming home from work over the Bay Bridge to SF.........ARG!! That pit in the gut...

So I'm in a real need of a stock manifold/down pipe for '73tii.

It's my only car so this is quite a BUMMER.

Can any bay area bothers (or sisters) help me?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers,

Jane (that's the car's name)

PS Did anyone feel the quake at around 4 today

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Jane Loveshack 008 73tii s/r 5spd suspension techniques spring, kybs

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full details needed for blind diagnosis - please :

did the cast metal exhaust tii manifold crack?

was this casting cracked before? and welded ?

if so - that sort of repair rarely (never) 'holds'

or did a down pipe break?

or where exactly is the failure ??????

please use this diagram, the i.d. numbers to

tell the story better - what happened

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or maybe this view is better for you

to tell us where you suffered the loss:

Photo's Thanks To KEITH ( http://www.my2002tii.com/oct_2001.htm )

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Thanks for t h e shout out!

It's the stahl header that broke the rear most pipe away from

the mounting plate, I fixed it once but it did not hold...

Yes I'm a stickler for all the correct hangers, nuts and bolts,

so yes it is a drag my fix did not work...

Thus my need for a stock manifold and downpipe

system for my 73tii...

Let me know iffin you got one...

Thanks again for the pics of what I need!!

Cheers

Jane

Jane Loveshack 008 73tii s/r 5spd suspension techniques spring, kybs

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Guest Anonymous

Stahl headers have a pretty good reputation but I suppose anything can be defectively manufactured or repaired.

I had one similar to yours and noticed a repair that I could not recall ever making. Out of frustration, I brazed (not welded) the crack 7 years ago with the header still installed and have had no problems since then. Welds can be brittle while brazing can be far more forgiving. If your header is very old and used with weak and pitting metal, or if someone used it as a pry bar, then, short of remanufacturing the entire thing, there is nothing to do. It also helps if the repair is performed competently by someone knowledgeable.

If the crack is visible and accessible, I would suggest you go to a professional welder rather than a BMW mechanic. Fixing a crack can be very inexpensive and painless if performed by the right person. Another possibility is to buy some (inexpensive) header wrap to minimize the exhaust leak.

Good luck

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the factory tii exhaust manifolds are still available from the dealer, or you can pick them up used at Double 02 salvage. I think the used ones were ~$200.

Bob

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Thanks everyone for all the info!!

My #510.325.6116 © if you can help.

Yes, I am looking for a stock set up, manifold and down pipe

so that mostly I can be rest-assured that it'll be right.

Most importantly that way, I can assure my family that I did the right thing by providing a reliable situation.

Let me know if you can help.

Cheers

Jane

Jane Loveshack 008 73tii s/r 5spd suspension techniques spring, kybs

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I read once that Stahl headers suck on an '02. Dave Redszus said so, many years ago.

Cheers,

Ray

Thanks everyone for all the info!!

My #510.325.6116 © if you can help.

Yes, I am looking for a stock set up, manifold and down pipe

so that mostly I can be rest-assured that it'll be right.

Most importantly that way, I can assure my family that I did the right thing by providing a reliable situation.

Let me know if you can help.

Cheers

Jane

Ray

Stop reading this! Don't you have anything better to do?? :P
Two running things. Two broken things.

 

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