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Old 05-12-2008, 07:23 PM   #121
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I used the gaskets that came with the headers also. No problems so far.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:18 PM   #122
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I don't think anyone has bought from him. Please stick to the vendors I mentioned because otherwise you run the risk of receiving the wrong ones. This guy is located in China and doesn't speak very good English as you can tell from his responses to other people. Fork over the extra $40 or so with trader-nas or gtmotogarage and get some piece of mind.
More info, I asked this gentleman if both headers were the same to see his reply. He replied as follows:

Thanks for your reply,
We have both 323 header and 330 header, they look the same , but 323i header is longer than 330i Header.If you want, I could take some pictures from different angles for you.Please view the attachment to know more about these two models header. Could we talk on MSN ? Mine msn is xxxxx@hotmail.com Looking forward to hear from you
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He sent me a word doc showing the two different headers with pictures and different part numbers. I will ask him for the pics if anyone else is interested. If I get pictures from him, will someone take the time to confirm his information?
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:20 PM   #123
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More info, I asked this gentleman if both headers were the same to see his reply. He replied as follows:

Thanks for your reply,
We have both 323 header and 330 header, they look the same , but 323i header is longer than 330i Header.If you want, I could take some pictures from different angles for you.Please view the attachment to know more about these two models header. Could we talk on MSN ? Mine msn is xxxxx@hotmail.com Looking forward to hear from you
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He sent me a word doc showing the two different headers with pictures and different part numbers. I will ask him for the pics if anyone else is interested. If I get pictures from him, will someone take the time to confirm his information?
Awesome work. If you get the pictures, please post them. I'm sure someone on here can confirm it. If you check out the pictures I posted of the headers in the original post, you can see the length difference. If you look carefully, there is also the difference in the angle of the output flange.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:29 PM   #124
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would anyone know how you can tell if you have an airleak??
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:36 PM   #125
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Make sure they have two O2 sensor bungs on each header as well...I know seems obvious, but I think the M52 headers for the E36 only have one and they look very similar to the M52TU E46 headers.


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More info, I asked this gentleman if both headers were the same to see his reply. He replied as follows:

Thanks for your reply,
We have both 323 header and 330 header, they look the same , but 323i header is longer than 330i Header.If you want, I could take some pictures from different angles for you.Please view the attachment to know more about these two models header. Could we talk on MSN ? Mine msn is xxxxx@hotmail.com Looking forward to hear from you
Best regards
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He sent me a word doc showing the two different headers with pictures and different part numbers. I will ask him for the pics if anyone else is interested. If I get pictures from him, will someone take the time to confirm his information?
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:08 PM   #126
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would anyone know how you can tell if you have an airleak??
do you mean "exhaust leak"? if so it would sound like a "tick"
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:14 PM   #127
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do you mean "exhaust leak"? if so it would sound like a "tick"
im sorry to clarify.. how would you know if you have an airleak from where the headers connect to the exhaust manifold
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:50 PM   #128
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Here's the header info I have thus far

http://home.comcast.net/~fmzip/BMW/BMW Header.doc"
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:01 PM   #129
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im sorry to clarify.. how would you know if you have an airleak from where the headers connect to the exhaust manifold
you'd hear it for one, itd sound like you have a second exhaust... ask me how i know itd also smell pretty bad in the cabin if you sit in one spot for more than 5-10 seconds.

ok ok i'll tell you how i know... i didn't use the gaskets that came with it, the exhaust shop that chopped my exhaust provided them, and they've already blown out, so i'm gonna get a set of stock gaskets(both for the rear flanges and the head flanges) and replace them all.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:23 PM   #130
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Here's the header info I have thus far

http://home.comcast.net/~fmzip/BMW/BMW Header.doc"
what is the difference between these headers and the ones that everyone else is talkin about ?
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:36 PM   #131
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Here's the header info I have thus far

http://home.comcast.net/~fmzip/BMW/BMW Header.doc"
Seems right...standing by to hear from people more experienced than I.....


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what is the difference between these headers and the ones that everyone else is talkin about ?
These come direct from China...may be the same ones, and it's quite possible that this guy is very close to or is the source in China for them...the FOB Ningbo thing sucks tho...I wonder how much freight costs and customs would be to get a bulk order in. That price of $76 is for a minimum quantity of 20. Time for us all to throw in and get a container load!
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:55 PM   #132
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:08 AM   #133
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a group buy is feasible, quite honestly I'd rather see one of our sponsers begin offering these. I will get the container weight and size and get an estimate on freight costs.........I've asked the gentleman I've been corresponding with if this is also his Ebay Auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Heade...spagenameZWD1V

If so, you could get yourself a set of headers for $148 shipped to your door.......

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These come direct from China...may be the same ones, and it's quite possible that this guy is very close to or is the source in China for them...
This guy I have been corresponding with is a direct factory source in China.
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:10 AM   #134
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a group buy is feasible, quite honestly I'd rather see one of our sponsers begin offering these.........I've asked the gentleman I've been corresponding with if this is also his Ebay Auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Heade...spagenameZWD1V

If so, you could get yourself a set of headers for $148 shipped to your door.......
158... 108 with 50 shipping... but that seller also only has 21 feedback, albeit all positive....
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:31 AM   #135
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Man this guy is very responsive, here are some pictures:

* The fee for shipping:

Domestic Us 48 states $40

po.Box & other states and canada $50

(AK, HI, GU, VI, PR, MP and APO/FPO)

International $60
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:57 AM   #136
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:33 AM   #137
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He's saying the short (cyl 4-6) sections are the same for the 323/328 and 325/330:



But kpeng says in his first post that they're different too. Note the different orientation of the flanges:



So does he really know what he's talking about?
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:24 PM   #138
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Good Eyes! I will forward him this picture.......Now I will need to ask for a "sample" to verify

So the short header he is showing is "what", the 330 or 323 header? My eyes are having a tough time deciding.....
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:26 PM   #139
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called up Gtmotor... he said he doesnt ship these anymore, im going to pick them up from him soon. Hes local. heheh
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:03 PM   #140
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Suggested ebay source now?

Don't see suggested sells gtmotogarage or trader-nas listing headers for 323 on ebay anymore. There currently listing are from:
Constant-Racing/ exhaust_racing( 0 ) - item is in china. $125 headers only
HX Racing/ exhaustcn( 21) - item is in china $148.00 shipped
plazacomplex9197( 1217 ) - item is in San Diego, CA $179.99 shipped

Anyone familiar with any of these, did they morph from another storefront name?
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