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Old 07-11-2011, 02:07 PM
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hardin marine has 525 replacements headers,,,with the proprer bolt pattern to the heads,,,4900.00 a set,,,you can also use your old c.m.i. tail pipes,,
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Guys with the headers, sorry for the delay in responding, things are in a holding pattern right now, e-mail me at [email protected] or call me 856-449-0939 (my mobile number).

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Guys with the headers, sorry for the delay in responding, things are in a holding pattern right now, e-mail me at [email protected] or call me 856-449-0939 (my mobile number).

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I called you a couple times, you never called me back.. so...
not sure what's going on....
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:29 PM
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I called you a couple times, you never called me back.. so...
not sure what's going on....
Nothing has happened, not filed yet. Still gathering information. Sorry for the non-response.

(my list of laintiffs thus far has been completed, will be adding more plaintiffs, suit not filed yet)

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Old 07-13-2011, 01:42 PM
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Well it sounds like you need to spend $35k per engine and then another $5k plus labor to replace the brand new headers... I think I'm going to Chief for engines for the repower.
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Chief makes great engines as do others like Eddie Young and we at Raylar Engine and any of us can build you some real nice 525 to 650 HP efi engines complete for a lot less than $35K!

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+3 on the 525's. $hit can any used CMI's. even the gen X's.
None of the CMI's or Merc/CMI will last long enough. (unless you do some preventive "stuff". )
Not sure the status of the legal stuff, but I think it just fizzled away.
One of these days when I have some more time I will post all the ways to make headers last longer, and do some "stuff" to avoid leaks.
The legal stuff is in limbo, here is a copy of an e-mail message that I have sent to the affected consumers/potential plaintiffs:

"I have just been informed that the class action law firm that I would be working with in order to file this suit, is now backing out of the class action filing. It has been suggested that localized consumer fraud cases be filed, but I am not in agreement with that course of action even though it is a legal alternative. I am still of the thinking that there is a faulty marine header in the market place and therefore it is a class of consumers that has been affected and deserve to have their case(s) heard.



Until I find a deep pocket litigation-firm to back me, I not am not sufficiently capitalized to commence this suit (my pockets aren't deep enough). Sorry for the delay in responding, I have been put on hold by this firm for three months just to have this blow-up in my face after compiling all the information and working diligently at this issue. I hope that I can be of help to you, I will keep you informed of what will happen next, but for the time being the class action lawsuit is dead in the water."

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After the fourth rebuild on a pair of 525's, I put on the Hardin Marine headers and no problems with leaking headers since.

P.S. No silent choice on my boat, came off the first week I got the boat
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