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Old 03-07-2012, 02:56 AM   #1
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Header Fitment Question

Is there any difference in the headers for LHD vs RHD 986?
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:47 AM   #2
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I wouldn't think so, but there is a difference between a standard and Tiptronic. I ordered a set and found my transmission coolant lines were in the way. I called the manufacturer and told them what I needed with the proper dimensions and where to make the bends and two weeks later I had set made that works perfect.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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No. The RHD-LHD header difference is confined to front engine cars where the steering shaft/exhaust interference changes depending on the orientation of the steering shaft.
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Thanks

Thanks. I didn't think there was any difference. When you get under & have a look there doesn't seem to be anything relating to the steering that effects the headers.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:26 PM   #5
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I've recently fitted Che's headers to my 2001 S and there were no fitting issues.
Regarding the power steering, there is a flexible HP hydraulic line routed next to the passenger side (on our RHD cars) header which must be wrapped and tied back so that it doesn't get fried by the new header .....
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I've recently fitted Che's headers to my 2001 S and there were no fitting issues.
Regarding the power steering, there is a flexible HP hydraulic line routed next to the passenger side (on our RHD cars) header which must be wrapped and tied back so that it doesn't get fried by the new header .....
Thanks Steve I'll take that on notice. Did you fit them yourself or have them professionally fitted?

I usually do most of the work on the car myself, but am a little weary as I had heard plenty of stories about exhaust bots breaking off in the heads.
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I did them myself....
No problems with the original bolts but I live in Qld so corrosion is a non entity - you shouldn't have a problem but if you're in the Southern States, maybe the wet conditions can corrode the bolts.....they are only 6.8 carbon steel.
I do recommend a good torque wrench though, the bolts screw into relatively soft alloy cylinder head, and the last thing you need are stripped threads!!If you fit an afetrmarket header, you may have to enlarge the holes to make sure the retaining bolts don't go in scew.
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I'm in Brissy Steve so I might give it a go myself & see how it turns out. Yes I agree a torque wrench for refitting is a definite.
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