|01-26-2001, 08:54 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Just outside of Houston TXVehicle:
Datsun 71 240Z & 68 2000
Borla Check Engine light possible fix
I dont have a Borla header on my baby yet. Dont know if I ever will. But I have been reading the problems with the CE light that seems to have possibly found a cure. Keep the heat in the pipe. I have not checked up on the posts lately for that topic, but a few guys have tried it and that solution seems to have done the trick, for now anyway.
What I wanted to tell the Iclubbers here, is a service that we old hot rodders (I'm 27, so old is not the best term I guess) used to keep under hood temps lower, and exhaust gasses nice and hot and free flowing.
Its called Jet-Hot. Its a coating that is applied to the inside and outside of your header. Its a ceramic based coating from 1 mil to 5 mils thick, and can dramatically reduce the amount of heat lost out of the header without the need for header wrap and other coverings.
The only catch is that you have to send your header to them to get it coated. But you can choose the color of the coating (to an extent) and even get a kick butt looking polished aluminum look to them, that WILL NOT COME OFF.
If keeping the exhaust gasses nice and hot so the cat can work is the solution to the borla header problem, then this company might just do the trick for an additional added cost.
the websight is
Anyway just wanted to help out you guys with Borlas, because I will not buy one until the problems is completely fixed!
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|01-26-2001, 07:55 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Ayer, MA, USA
I wrote to Jet-Hot earlier this week about prices etc. here's their reply:
"The price to coat a 4cyl header in&out with the sterling silver finish is $165+$18s&h back.Add $20 for the flat black,blue or grey finish"
I'm seriously considering getting this done when I get my headers. A bit pricey I know, but it's also supposed to help a bit with exhaust scavaging which may be worth a couple of HP itself. Hope this helps.
[This message has been edited by S.Damery (edited January 26, 2001).]
|01-26-2001, 09:20 PM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?Vehicle:
2000 Impreza 2.5RS
I had jet hot coated headers from calmini on my geo tracker. It never had a problem with CE lights, but there was only one cat and one O2 sensor. It also passed emissions.
Somebody try it ! Will the metal corrode any faster or slower with it on? The headers never cracked in the two years I had them on. It didn't even have a flexpipe. There was also never a problem in colorado's cold weather with the check engine light either.
Food for thought.
|01-26-2001, 09:47 PM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Coram LI NYVehicle:
2001 2.5 RS
Where had you been guys????
Jet-Hot rules and been around for ages!!!
There also are similar others but this one surely oldest.
|01-26-2001, 10:46 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Where the Navy sends me...Vehicle:
1997 Legacy 2.5GT
Tluzziracing has the important point - it's $10 per foot, it's not just a blanket "4 cyl headers cost $xxx". Keep in mind that because of our engine's layout, and the way the Borla headers are set up, our header pipe is waaaaay different than the typical 4 cylinder header. So, I would guess that the estimate they gave Shawn is probably low.
There are a number of companies that do metallic-ceramic coatings, and from what I've gathered they're pretty much all the same. They all say their stuff is rated to 1300degF, and they all offer a 3 year warranty. Check out http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Foru...ML/001172.html for a couple other links to companies that do metallic-ceramic coatings.
As I said in that link above, I intend to get my MRT header coated by Air Born Coatings www.airborncoatings.com as soon as my exhaust system arrives. Air Born has a branch only an hour from me, and their prices seem a bit better than Jet Hot, so I save on shipping and on the coating itself. There's also a little bit of a difference in warranty coverage - Jet Hot offers a 3 year 100% satisfaction guarantee, and a lifetime rust-through guarantee. I'm pretty sure when I called Air Born the guy told me they offer a lifetime 100% satisfaction guarantee. I'd rather not have to wait for a part to completely rust through before I can get it fixed, so I like Air Born's warranty better.
I don't know if the metallic-ceramic coatings will cure the CE light problems that people have had, but they will keep your headers looking very sharp and corrosion/discoloration free pretty much forever.
'97 Legacy 2.5GT sedan
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