Originally Posted by CJ7365
Heres a pic straight from the Banks WS. I would definitely be talking to someone on the phone
After going back and looking at your photo, you said you didn't notice the rust.
But it looks like those headers have been on there for a while, looking at the nuts holding the pipe on, its rusty too.
Also looking at other components under your RV they are rusty as well.
Are you sure these just got put on, like recently, or are you saying they have been installed for some time and should they look like this.
When did the headers get installed?
My opinion, these headers were not recently installed and the rust is consistent with all the other rust under your RV
Here is the thread from my discussion of having the head bolts drilled out when the headers were installed.
SO they were purchased in March of THIS YEAR. It was April when they finally finished the job and I took it home. The only trip it has been driven on was from Chicago to Indianapolis over Memorial Day weekend. So the headers have NEVER seen salt and only have been on for a short period of time. I didn't look at them closely when at the time of the install, but there were signs of rust then. I didn't get under the coach till recently.
Yes, of course the rest of the coach has rust, its lived all of its life in the north. But no reason for the headers to show rust in this short of time period, particularly when not exposed to anything that should cause rust. I could see rust stain, but not actual flaking like it is around the welds.
BTY:I took a magnet to them, the magnet stuck, so if they are stainless, which at this point, makes me wonder, it has to be in the 400 series.