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When removing the header from the car I found that it had been pressing against one of the bolts for the bracket between the tranny and the block.
This has carved a notch in the pipe, and also caused some corrosion.

Can I do anything to treat the damaged area, maybe acid wash etc. or should I just leave the stainless alone??

Regardless, I will need to create some clearence before re-fitting.
Either by grinding down the bolt head, denting the pipe slightly, or both...
Any opinions?



 

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I was thinking the same.
Thanks.

But what about the material itself, which is my main concern.
Should I do anything to stop further corrosion, or will the stainless oxidize and "heal" itself once the continous mechanichal carving is eliminated?
 

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Don't need to do anything other than clearance. A couple years ago after getting my stainless SMSP I put a small scrape on the bottom of it. Never did anything to it and it still looks the same. Stainless is a lot different than mild.
 

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I think you'll be fine once you "ping" it with a ball peen hammer. My buddy has been running his hytech header on his ITR for a year or so now driving it through some harsh conditions and the header still looks fine. The scratches that were there when he bought the header still look the same after a year of driving in the sandy, salted, snowy streets of KC.
 
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