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Hey,

Just thought i would let you know my adventure of trying to get headers for my 82 5MGE. I took it to the exhaust work shop as the original manifold had warped and was behind the point of return. The guy at the workshop says yep, they order in headers for a 5MGE and go to put them on to find that the stud pattern was different!! I was slightly concerned thinking that i can't get headers for my baby! So the guy tried to investigate other headers from other suppliers but they had the same spec. So he tried a 7MGE header and they fit! How does that grab you! Has this happened to anyone else? I did bring my car out to Australia from the UK? But i cant see that there would be much of a difference in the aus spec supras! I just find this odd that the eninge listed with the same number here has a different stud pattern.

Any ideas why this would have occured?? :idea:

Barnzi
 

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5mge and 7mge are the same stud pattern. since your car was in the uk the problem prolly wasnt the stud pattern, prolly there was an interference problem with the steering since most headers are for us spec cars and our steering wheel is on the other side.
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might they have tried to order 5MG headers??
 

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Barnzi said:
The guy at the workshop says yep, they order in headers for a 5MGE and go to put them on to find that the stud pattern was different!! I was slightly concerned thinking that i can't get headers for my baby! .................I just find this odd that the eninge listed with the same number here has a different stud pattern.
Strange. I ordered a set from an Australian company through a local exhaust shop and i got a set with the wrong flange also. Took me six months to get the exhaust shop to "fix it" because the company that supplied them just didn't care (after all, it was one set in another country)

Did the 5ME have a different stud pattern????? That may have been what you (and I) received.

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try pace setter headers... i have those on mine...fit great..all i had to do was grind the pwr strg bracket cuz the header flange was bigger than stock manifold..
 

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toymad said:
Strange. I ordered a set from an Australian company through a local exhaust shop and i got a set with the wrong flange also. Took me six months to get the exhaust shop to "fix it" because the company that supplied them just didn't care (after all, it was one set in another country)

Did the 5ME have a different stud pattern????? That may have been what you (and I) received.

David
5ME was way different. I bet that's what happend, as 5M-E's came standard in some '82 Aussie Supras, IIRC.
 
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