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Old 09-09-2004, 16:39   #1 (permalink)
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Removal of AUIII XR8 std headers?

Has anyone had any experiences with removing the std 4 into 1 headers on a AUIII XR8? I want to get mine HPC coated but if I take the car somewhere to get the headers removed, the car will be sitting in someones workshop for over a week which I am not too keen on. I'm very handy with the tools but looking at it, I think I may need a hoist. Any help or even opinions are much appreciated.
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Try and use a hoist Tracyxr, as the horror stories about jack and stands are just too common.

This is easy.

1. unclip oxy sensor plugs, one on each side (green)

2. undo steering coupling (10mm bolt) and collapse and remove

3. Remove header bolts, leaving the first and last installed loosely

4. undo support bolts and cat flange bolts and break seal at cat-back end

5. Apply sideways pressure to header to break seal at head. The first and last bolts will stop the header from coming loose in engine bay and scratching/damaging anything.

6. remove last 2 bolts, and drop headers down through the bottom.

7. And they all lived happily everafter!!

Hope this helps. P.S, why HPC coating?

I think any benefit apart from the cosmetic is negligible........
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Try and use a hoist Tracyxr, as the horror stories about jack and stands are just too common.

This is easy.

1. unclip oxy sensor plugs, one on each side (green)

2. undo steering coupling (10mm bolt) and collapse and remove

3. Remove header bolts, leaving the first and last installed loosely

4. undo support bolts and cat flange bolts and break seal at cat-back end

5. Apply sideways pressure to header to break seal at head. The first and last bolts will stop the header from coming loose in engine bay and scratching/damaging anything.

6. remove last 2 bolts, and drop headers down through the bottom.

7. And they all lived happily everafter!!

Hope this helps. P.S, why HPC coating?

I think any benefit apart from the cosmetic is negligible........
Thanks heaps for your reply. And to answer your question- I want to keep everything original and tidy but the look of the pipes lets it down, and for only about $220, I thought this represented good value. Since I'm not chasing kw's I thought I would get the headers done and get a Herrod T3 cat back twin system when the original one rusts out. My car does a lot of short driving so I don't suspect this to be too far off due to condensation build up. Keen to hear other opinions.
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For all that trouble your crazy not getting better headers, I would never go back to those stock restricted headers,its like going downhill with the handbrake on !!!
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Def. If ur gonna do the exhaust you may as well do the lot. The extractors will make a big difference.
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Old 09-10-2004, 21:34   #6 (permalink)
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www.liverpoolexhaust.com.au Thats my 2 bobs worth.....
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Yes your made if you put the original header's back on, if you are taking them off you may as well get a set of better one's, like the Herrod one's or similar.
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www.liverpoolexhaust.com.au Thats my 2 bobs worth.....
Best money ever spent on my T3. I had the herrod system you where talking about. The headers are now for sale. Nobody wants them!
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Best money ever spent on my T3. I had the herrod system you where talking about. The headers are now for sale. Nobody wants them!
You might have to give that herrod system to someone, If you dont you'll have to pay tip fees when you take it to the dump.. LOL
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Best money ever spent on my T3. I had the herrod system you where talking about. The headers are now for sale. Nobody wants them!


LOL......we tried and died in vain to explain how ordinary and useless they were......I'd like to have em...but no...not real good for melting down & making sinkers out of them....


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