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DarkSideCelica
03-04-2007, 03:36 AM
it's cheap, power gains are pretty good according to my butt dyno and best of all, it's OEM :bigthumbu

2000 camry 5sfe exhaust manifold was installed into my 92 GT coupe today.... here's my cost breakdown:

1. camry exhaust manifold - $50 from junkyard
2. OEM exhaust manifold gasket - $25
3. oxygen sensor - $30
4. labor to install and make downpipe - $50
5. Total - $155
6. Making the shop who said it didn't fit believe it at the end - priceless :wiggle:


1. Out with the old and the heavy
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/royw2503/header3.jpg

2. old skool technology :lolhittin
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/royw2503/header2.jpg

3. and in with the new
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/royw2503/header4.jpg

4.
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/royw2503/header6.jpg

5. Yes, it is from the camry.... u can see it written on the runner :laugh: i'll wipe tht off later
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/royw2503/header5.jpg

6. damn it sits high!!!
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/royw2503/header7.jpg

well, after the install, i was driving back and i saw A LOT of smoke coming from my engine bay... everyone at the traffic light thought i was gonna blow up or something :hehe: i pulled over quickly, popped the hood and there i saw it:...
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/royw2503/header1.jpg

the freakin header sits so high tht it was touching the heat insulator... well, i ripped it off and junked it... u can say it's a form of weight reduction :D

here's how my hood looks now... she looks naked lol

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/royw2503/header8.jpg

comments pls!

PhillyDRFT
03-04-2007, 03:47 AM
very cool, and nice pics. but that sucks that it sits so damn high that it touches your heat shield. Keep us updated on the next warm day if it blisters your paint.

DarkSideCelica
03-04-2007, 06:27 AM
very cool, and nice pics. but that sucks that it sits so damn high that it touches your heat shield. Keep us updated on the next warm day if it blisters your paint.


yeah... i'm aware of the heat issue.. prob will wrap the header in exhaust wrap to help with tht....

Cavanagh
03-04-2007, 06:48 AM
Have you been able to feel a gain from the switch?

DarkSideCelica
03-04-2007, 07:04 AM
^^yup... very noticable... even the motor sounds beefier now at idle lol

insomnak8702
03-04-2007, 07:05 AM
omg i think i see an image of jesus on your heat insulator! i'll buy it from you for $5000

DarkSideCelica
03-04-2007, 07:06 AM
omg i think i see an image of jesus on your heat insulator! i'll buy it from you for $5000

sold :lolhittin

btw, anyone know of any other heat insulator besides the one i took out? something not as thick perhaps? something from home depot?

grayscale
03-04-2007, 08:41 AM
The header didn't actually touch your hood insulation, althoug it was close. The problem is that your new header has no heat shield over it. I threw mine out too. Can't remember where I've seen it before, but you can get big sheets of aluminized insulation for the hood that do a much better job and don't burn.

CandianCelicaGT
03-04-2007, 02:47 PM
Yeah, you should probably put that heat insulation back on or your paint will fuck off and you will need to put the oem heat sheild back on the manifold.

And, just fyi, under hard acceleration & hard gear changes it may knock your hood, mine did.

BUT, as for a nice cheap, obvious results mod, that manifold is the way to go!!

grayscale
03-04-2007, 03:45 PM
meh, got a couple thousand miles on mine w/no heat protection and the paint is fine.

VikingJZ
03-04-2007, 04:26 PM
Same here. We had one hot summer last year and nothing happened. I had the car in 105+ weather and it was fine.

Don't worry about it.

CandianCelicaGT
03-04-2007, 05:25 PM
well at least take off the under sheild and paint it black or something. lol

DarkSideCelica
03-04-2007, 05:56 PM
i'm gonna put the heat shield back on fo sho.... i just left it off for now for pix :D prob gonna do the heat wrap too... do the 97-99 manifolds sit as high as the 2000 one?

BEAMS
03-04-2007, 06:33 PM
Nice, i would powder coat it or use the heat shield. Don't drive it without one.
I think im gonna get one 2. I want to try this and dyno a before and after to see exactly what gains we are seeing from this mod, if any at all.

DarkSideCelica
03-04-2007, 06:37 PM
will the heat shield be enough to keep the heat from blistering the paint?

abt the dyno, doooo eeetttt :D