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Old 09-25-2010, 03:41 PM   #1
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taking out my header

I am heat wrapping my header and wanted to know which is the best/easiest way to take out the header? from the top or the bottom? I already have the heat shield off, just wanted some answers before i mess anything up taking the header off lol

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No way you're taking it out from the top. Absolutely has to go out the bottom. Since you have the heat shield off, I assume you have already dropped the fans. If that's the case, you just unbolt the header from the head and from the cat. It drops right out as long as your car is far enough up in the air.
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Kudos on the project, but ceramic coated looks MUCH better. Check my gallery for pics.

And yes, from the bottom is easier. Here is a link to the "how to" for exactly what you're doing.
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i figured from the bottom would be easiest. and no i havent got the fans out yet, i've been waiting for a reply. thanks guys.
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i never took the fans out when i did mine... just took my time and wiggled it out.
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You do realize that dropping the fans takes less time than wiggling the header past them, right? There are 2 connectors that take 5 sec...maybe 10 sec, to disconnect, then you have to take the small wire loom off of them (3 or 4 "pop-screws"), and then there are 2 tabs on the sides that you have to pop out. It's so fast I don't even think about it.
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lol. well i did it just fine without... just an idea.
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Fair enough. But when you want to put a turbo in there...not an option, gotta drop em
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I didn't take the fans out, it actually dropped pretty easily without removing the fans. All, i have to do now is grind off the heat shield mounts and wrap it up, :)
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