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Old 03-09-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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ebay headers

i just bought some ebay headers from motorsprotparts or something like that and they dont fit my car either they are the wrong ones or they are just crap... plus i had to pay the guy to put them on then take them off and put my old ones on
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
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Im sorry to hear that... did you buy them from one of the recommended sellers here on e46fanatics???
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:55 PM   #4
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Im sorry to hear that... did you buy them from one of the recommended sellers here on e46fanatics???
who are the recommended sellers? the guys in kpengs thread arent sellin headers on ebay anymore
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:04 PM   #5
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pics?? ive gotten so use to ebay header i call tell right away if they fit or not
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:12 PM   #6
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Yep. I just bought from them. Luckily I compared them to pictures b4 I tried putting them on. I sent them back after arguing with them. They had me send 3 sets of pictures, and then wanted me to pay for shipping back to them. I'm still waiting on the replacements. They have poor communication too. When I finally get my headers I'm leavin negative feedback. Don't buy from them.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:18 PM   #7
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Oh and for future knowledge, 330/325 headers have a longer distance from the rear o2 sensor to the flange, like 3 inckes or more. The 323/328 headers the distance is real short. Compare pictures. The flamges also point at a differnt angle.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:02 PM   #8
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the guy at the shop said the rear o2 sensor did reach or somethiing... and where the headers didnt fit to the exhaust like they were for the wrong car... any suggestions is needed... thanks
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:09 PM   #9
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you have to pull the cables down untill they reach. all the diy people said IT WILL REACH.

So, you have a 323, i bet you ended up with the ones that were meant for me. i'd trade u if i hadnt sent them back already. send me a pic or post one, maybe i can tell what car they belong on. make sure when you send them back make them send you a shipping label to put on the box. if you ship it yourself thats another 50 bux wasted on cheap ass headers.
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:11 PM   #10
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im at lost at how the 02 sensors did not reach

why dont you remove your engine cover there is about 2 feet of additional wire folded in there
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cuz even it it did connect where the headers and exhaust join the neck doesnt match op with the exhaust
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:48 AM   #14
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a competant shop can turn the flanges 45 degrees or so to match the stock exhaust..

i feel sad for you casue youre spending more then$____ for cheap 80 dollar replica headers...


the last story about installing and reinstalling stock headers after the wrong flange fit mades me kinda giggle inside.
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Afro, any idea if there are headers that will fit a RHD 320 M54 2.2L engine?
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but the O2 sensors hit the body of the car
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but the O2 sensors hit the body of the car
Same problem I had when I purchased my first pair of ebay headers...they said they would of cut the flanges and weld them in the right spot but the O2 sensors touched with the engine...so I had to buy a second set from a fanatic who had also been sent the wrong set for his car (correct set for the 323/328) and now I'm just waiting to sell my 325/330 headers to another fanatic.
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I told you that would happen in your other post about ebay headers. You gotta make sure these sellers are selling the right ones. Sucks to hear that but it happens to most of us.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:47 AM   #19
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so my headers are the wrong headers and why didnt you return them??
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Afro, any idea if there are headers that will fit a RHD 320 M54 2.2L engine?
idk. ive never heard of any. the 2.2 isnt an m54/52 is it?
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