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Old 03-31-2008, 07:54 AM
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I tried to fit my header pipe and 2 piece water manifold on to my SIKK 26.

The first plate fits the exhaust ok, but when I try to put the pipe through the second it stops about 3/8 " of the flange on the pipe going in flush.

It looks like the pipe is out of round and binding up in the hole in the manifold plate.

There were no instructions with the pipe and manifold but I don't see anything I've done wrong.

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Old 03-31-2008, 02:15 PM
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Default RE: Water Manifold Problem

i had the same prob i had to file out the manifold a little to get it all the way thru ......dont try and change the header as this will prob put your sealing flange out of shape and will leak water
Old 03-31-2008, 04:03 PM
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If its an ali header pipe just twist and push the flange till it works its way on mine was tight like that i just twisted it back and forth a few times and pushed and it slid on, these ali headers are very soft so if its not too tight that might work for yours?.If its out of round real bad as in squashed out of shape ditch it and get a new header , flanges should fit most headers so that shouldnt be a problem.
Old 03-31-2008, 10:15 PM
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I had to file mine out as well. Gotta love that good Chinese workmanship
Old 04-01-2008, 03:57 AM
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Default RE: Water Manifold Problem

Thanks Bently I was afraid to try and round the pipe.

I contacted O'Neil Bros today and they said to send it back and they would replace it for me.

They're great people to deal with

Mart

Where the header was bent it was real thin and I think twisting it in would have really bent it out of shape. The next header will be Stainless Steel!
Old 04-01-2008, 04:20 AM
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hi mate i wasnt meaning twist the header i meant twist the manifold back and forth thus shaving off a little of the ali and it will fit or mine did ,as you say these headers are thin and soft.Steel is better by far .
Old 04-01-2008, 04:33 AM
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Yea Mart, That's what I meant to say, but as i twisted the manifold the header was starting to bend also.
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Heck must be well out of shape glad you got sorted anyways,get a steel one you wont get any problems with them going out of shape and they run better too.
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Mart

So there's no problem running the SS with an aluminum pipe?
Old 04-01-2008, 10:44 AM
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If there is ive never heard of one .

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