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Old 05-09-2017, 08:27 AM   #1
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Bent header questions

Hi everyone, I know it's a common occurrence to bend our header and cause the exhaust to push back and break oxygen sensors. My question is... what part of the header needs to be heated up in order to bend it back? I haven't decided if I'll attempt it myself or bring to an exhaust shop but either way I'd like to know.

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Well of course it depends on the damage location............every whack underneath is slightly or more than that different, the degree of hit figures in there too.
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Depending on how bad it's bent. Might be cheaper to replace.
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Hi everyone, I know it's a common occurrence to bend our header and cause the exhaust to push back and break oxygen sensors. My question is... what part of the header needs to be heated up in order to bend it back? I haven't decided if I'll attempt it myself or bring to an exhaust shop but either way I'd like to know.

Thanks for any advice!
Possibly take it to a exhaust shop & have them look at it...Gots to be cool w/ the svt header as it hangs down pretty low...
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I've redone headers that had pipes bent to cut half of the tube off to be back like new but it involves mucho pressure and extremely dangerous procedure and lunkheads need not be doing that.

Ordinary muffler shops will not be doing it to that degree for sure.
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