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F430 How do I avoid Check Engine Light when replacing headers?

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  1. Ray Smith

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    I live in Orange County, CA and had the same concern.

    I installed Fabspeed headers with Fabspeed heat blankets. No CEL. I also installed Capristo brackets. Lost a TON of weight from the OEM Brooklyn Bridge mounting system.

    They key to removing them is tools. To get the factory headers out you'll need lots of different tools. The new headers go in so easily you'll think you missed something. They WILL smoke (look in the RV mirror and you'll swear you're on fire) and stink for about 50 miles. After that nothing. You will definitely feel an increase in torque in the 4-5,000 RPM range.

    Worth the piece of mind. About $3,500 bucks delivered and they include gaskets, new studs and nuts.

    Ray
     

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    I have put almost 4k miles since I got the headers. I had a CEL once and cleared it with my OBD reader. It has not returned since.
     
  4. Ray Smith

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    Sorry, it was $3,500 for the *headers*. The heat blankets were an additional $1,500 and the tiny O2 pre-cat imitators were $275.

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  8. Ray Smith

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    One thing I feel compelled to mention here.

    I had the service manager at a local Ferrari dealer say to me "If we install your after market headers, you WILL pass California SMOG inspection;"

    I'm from Philly. I know "It fell off a truck" when I hear it.

    Just an FYI.

    Ray
     

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