I've spent the better part of the week in email exchanges with Todd at Intense and Don at SLP with my SLP header leak issue. Here'* a lesson to be learned -
The SLP headers were not intentionally designed for H-Platform body. The guys at Intense found the header and adapted it for use on the H-Platform body with no problems and offered it on their web site. (You do need a different Trans stick - W-Body). Because the headers were not specifically buit for a 2000 SSEi, SLP says there is not much they can do for me. They did offer to have me take the headers off, and the crossover pipe and send it back to them where they will check it in a jig for form, fit and function. They had no interest in sending me a new set, and then me sending the current set back and I can't be without a car for two+ weeks.
...I have a brainstorm and think that I can get the leak at my rear header collector sealed with VersaChem Inferno Metal Repair (2000F).
The leak is where the crossover pipe enter the rear header assembly at the collector. The receiving pipe is split to allow the pipe band/clamp to seize into the collector pipe where it enters the collector. The split that is leaking is on the inside of the pipe and the rear header collector assembly prevents easy access. The pipe band/clamp cannot slide any further back on to the crossover acceptance pipe, beacuse of the rear header collector bend. It'* almost like the pipe is too short or the slits are too long.
My plan of action is to loosen the pipe band/clamp, slide it out of the way, goop up the splits with the VersaChem, put the pipe band/clamp back in place, use a 620Ft LB impact wrench and beat the clamp down like a rented mule, let it cure for 15 minutes, heat the headers up, impact again and then let it cure for two hours.
Space is tight and mirrors and double jointedness will need to be deployed.
Anyone think my plan of action is frought with disaster?
Anyone have similiar luck with chemcial metal bonding repair agents?