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Old 04-20-2016, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default New RB header and wideband bung

the new ones all seem to be facing obviously downward. What's everyone doing, drilling and welding for a new one?
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you're strong. just twist the pipe!
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Picture of the RB headers with the wideband bung in the wrong place? I am just curious about it.
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Mine had it in the wonk place too. I'm just having my test pipe drilled, I dont want anyone drilling my beautiful new header.
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I'd like to see a picture of this as well.
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I'll attach a photo soon, currently dealing with another problem on the same car.

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I always install a bung near the bottom for dyno use.
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Here ha go. Horrible picture but you get the idea. Faces down. Great location for dyno wideband, yes. I dunno about everyday though.

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Yeah. Wrong spot. Pretty shitty for them to do that. A sensor won't last long like that.
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Here ha go. Horrible picture but you get the idea. Faces down. Great location for dyno wideband, yes. I dunno about everyday though.

I would honestly call and complain, then send the header back and tell them to fix it. For the price the RB header costs, it should be damn near perfect.
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i dont see any problem with that to be honest.
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It allows condensation to collect inside the sensor.
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I think that's how my 94-97 header looks that I bought back in 2011.
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I mean I get that, BUTT:




or is the idea more: IF some water molecules make it into the sensor when suspended in the exhaust, they can collect inside, pool inside and kill it? (this is same concern with MS MAP sensor)
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I mean I get that, BUTT:




or is the idea more: IF some water molecules make it into the sensor when suspended in the exhaust, they can collect inside, pool inside and kill it? (this is same concern with MS MAP sensor)
Yes to the second part.
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fine, ill yield to that.

I'm sure they just did it that way to clear the trans. I agree it should be verticalish, if anything to keep it up out of the way.
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The old ones were a lot more vertical. And most wideband installation manuals say between 10 and 2 for the bung.
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no, i know this. i honestly just wanted to draw the picture so i set myself up.
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no, i know this. i honestly just wanted to draw the picture so i set myself up.
I liked it. The butt wasn't as detailed as the rest of the drawing though. Could have been a little more realistic.
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