Mine did the same. $200 down the tube.
I would try just running a tap in there versus putting an insert. Those things are hard to get right.
The outside ones are smaller. M8 or 10.
Since they only need 23# it does not take much.
But on a serious note, what is different about the good coating, and what does it cost?
I almost sent it out to jet hot, they wanted $280 plus shipping both ways for the header. Went to a local shop and they only charged $200, I guess we will see how the silver coat turns out.When I was building one off hot rods I would use the folks at Jet-Hot. Definitely $$$$ but even after 10+ years no cracking or peeling.
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Cerakote is also a good product and can be applied by most do it yourselfers as long as you have access to an automotive spray gun.
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Yeah I was thinking of getting a shop labor quote, and taking 50% of that and asking for that to be honest, or just half or the original priceI don’t know why they owe you for a timesert kit, but I’m impressed they’ll pay for shop labor. At this point they’d be paying out more than they charged you.
I didn’t realize yours was done in black, I thought it was silver. Curious to see how the silver holds up.
I cant tell if whats under the flaking black is grey or the steel. The black definitely didnt take to whatever it was coated to. I drive the 40 just about every day, but 2 weeks is a little soon for it to fail. Especially since it never gets above 3,200 rpmI could be wrong but it looks like the ceramic coating was applied over some sort of primer. Appears primer could not hold up to the heat and cause the coating to flake.
Yeah to be honest, I was probably just going to ask for half of what I paid back. Not looking to make a buck off of this, just want to not ever take off my header again, unless its for a cop motor haCruiser Karma tells me that you send them a bill for parts and just do it. Like Cam said, they are losing their ass on this deal.
A good ceramic coat should last a long time. I had my MAF ceramic headers for 7 or 8 years before I sold them, and they didn’t rust or peel, the silver just dulled to a matte finish.
Man, I was really hoping for a good local ceramic connection.