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Old 07-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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I bought the BBK Ceramic Shorty Headers from American Muscle.
Went through the install, everything tight, looked awesome. Get it off the jack stands and start it up and it is leaking. Retightened everything and still leaking.
Called up AM (Slight Imperfection in the Right Flange right were it seems to be leaking) and since they are out of stock we were going to try Copper RTV to try and seal it up.
Took the Header off last night and the imperfection is gone (figured it was in the Ceramic coating and it flattened out), looked closer and #1 is leaking out of the missing part of the Weld between the flange and tube.
Called up AM this morning and the will have a set sent out as soon as they are in stock (10-14 Days).
So as of now no headers on the car, not taking the chance of it burning a valve.
I will say this, the butt dyno said there was a lot more on the lower to mid RPMs than there used to be and the exhaust tone did have a lower and louder tone with my Stock Mufflers.
BTW American Muscle was Awesome with this, just wish they were not out of stock (Hey Dan, see if you can light a fire under BBK's Butt )
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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Yea that looks like good quality stuff right there : wink wink :
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What was it, bring your kid to work day and they let them do the fab?
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I guess BBK doesn't do any kind of pressure test .
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I bought the BBK Ceramic Shorty Headers from American Muscle.
Went through the install, everything tight, looked awesome. Get it off the jack stands and start it up and it is leaking. Retightened everything and still leaking.
Called up AM (Slight Imperfection in the Right Flange right were it seems to be leaking) and since they are out of stock we were going to try Copper RTV to try and seal it up.
Took the Header off last night and the imperfection is gone (figured it was in the Ceramic coating and it flattened out), looked closer and #1 is leaking out of the missing part of the Weld between the flange and tube.
Called up AM this morning and the will have a set sent out as soon as they are in stock (10-14 Days).
So as of now no headers on the car, not taking the chance of it burning a valve.
I will say this, the butt dyno said there was a lot more on the lower to mid RPMs than there used to be and the exhaust tone did have a lower and louder tone with my Stock Mufflers.
BTW American Muscle was Awesome with this, just wish they were not out of stock (Hey Dan, see if you can light a fire under BBK's Butt )
I'm really sorry to hear about the problems you've been having with your BBK headers. I wish there was more I could do for you at this moment but as you already know, we're waiting on the manufacture to re stock our inventory of this header!

I'll get on the manufacture's back on this and make sure they understand we have customers waiting. Thanks for your patience so far, we really appreciate it!

I'll be in contact with your shortly! If you have any questions, Our Mustang Experts are here Monday-Friday from 9AM-9PM EST and Saturdays from 9AM-5:30PM EST, their number is 866.727.1266.

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Dan, I talked to AM on Saturday and have the return label already.
Like I said, AM worked with me, awesome CS as always.
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Dan, I talked to AM on Saturday and have the return label already.
Like I said, AM worked with me, awesome CS as always.
Alright, I'm glad to hear you're in good shape! Please let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future.

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