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Old 03-27-2013, 05:40 PM
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Unhappy Stellings header leak

I have the "Steroid" header. Motor is out ...Took one to get a small crack on the outside fixed and when put on the hose more leaks showed up internally.
One near the #1 cylinder that was repaired, the other at the collector and one that could not be seen.

The welder could not 100% fix the collector leak. He says the wall is too thin and theres some pitting on the rest of the header internally.

These are 2002 , is that all a $7500 set lasts? 11 years and their done?

Not a good day for me, I checked all plugs and exhaust ports and there no indication of reversion.
Figure hes testing it on 45psi residential water pressure.. all these will see is 17psi..

Thought?! I can`t pull off a new set right now...hoping the leak is smaller at less psi and just blows out the exhaust???
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Sorry to hear!!!!! I know how ya feel. Reduce the pressure at the hose to 25 to 30 and see what happens.
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here is the sad part,,wtelling is out of the header biz so you phucked on trying to replace one set in the future..after about hearing about the one i would pull all of them and check them,,better then replacing the blocks when water gets into your cylinders and hydraulisc's the block wide open..put a self drain kit on the headers so they drain when your sitting..
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here is the sad part,,wtelling is out of the header biz so you phucked on trying to replace one set in the future..after about hearing about the one i would pull all of them and check them,,better then replacing the blocks when water gets into your cylinders and hydraulisc's the block wide open..put a self drain kit on the headers so they drain when your sitting..
What is a self drain header kit? Will you explain please. I might be interested in them. I drain my complete block and headers every time I use my boat.
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What is a self drain header kit? Will you explain please. I might be interested in them. I drain my complete block and headers every time I use my boat.
its bacicly a hose that goes through the transom or drains in the hull that drains its self when its not under pressure..
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I feel your pain$$.thats a big ticket item.i am like u.that kind of coin they should last longer.
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Well I brought the header home tested it and I don`t see the big deal. I get nothing when I hook it up to the hose full blast and when i restrict one end I get a little seapage at the collector.

When is the header going to have 45psi in it and nowhere for the water to go as he was testing it?? Never

Its a good day
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Well I brought the header home tested it and I don`t see the big deal. I get nothing when I hook it up to the hose full blast and when i restrict one end I get a little seapage at the collector.

When is the header going to have 45psi in it and nowhere for the water to go as he was testing it?? Never

Its a good day
the crack will open up under extreme heat so make sure it's cool!..
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You can call Stellings and they have a contact person that can replace the collector and repair any leaks. The guy was pretty cheap. I sent mine back to him and he replaced the entire collector for $350 and it came back looking like new.
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You can call Stellings and they have a contact person that can replace the collector and repair any leaks. The guy was pretty cheap. I sent mine back to him and he replaced the entire collector for $350 and it came back looking like new.
Well how awesome is that !! Do you have any contact info??
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