Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Performance and Tuning

Notices

My POS Doug Thorley Header

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #22
maxpower29 [OP] maxpower29 is offline
Senior Member
maxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
maxpower29's Avatar
Name: Jordan
Joined: Mar 2011, #52525
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,176
maxpower29's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torspd View Post
Those pictures will help out even more man. secondly, who did you purchase the header through? Maybe you received one that is for an older model 4 cylinder?
bought it from URD. Emailed him but didnt get a response yet. I know for a fact hes busy so I will give that a day or so
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #23
8sm 8sm is offline
Member
8sm is on a distinguished road
 
8sm's Avatar
Joined: May 2010, #36537
Location: Phoenix
Gender: Male
Posts: 80
8sm's Tacoma Gallery
I'm really sorry to hear you're having these problems with DT. Did you try to reaching out to DT before you started grinding.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 04:36 PM   #25
maxpower29 [OP] maxpower29 is offline
Senior Member
maxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
maxpower29's Avatar
Name: Jordan
Joined: Mar 2011, #52525
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,176
maxpower29's Tacoma Gallery
still have not had this problem fixed. URD is helping me out though even though its not really his problem with it being a defect, so props to him. But DT seems to not want anything to do with it. Actually told me I would have to ship it to them, and that shipping it back to me would "probably be covered by us". lol I dont see that happening there son
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #26
Senior Member
Bosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of light
 
Bosmob's Avatar
Name: Kevin
Joined: Jun 2011, #58017
Location: San Diego, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 380
Bosmob's Tacoma Gallery
I'm having the exact same issues with my 2011.

The "EGR" thing you are referring to is the Air Switching Valve. Mine is contacting the header to the point where the header can't seal up against the head. I have an exhaust leak there. The Insulator Pipe(horseshoe shaped) had to be heated up and bent numerous times for it to fit.

I'm still dealing with it right now.
Does anybody know if there is a difference between the 2005-2007 header and a 2011 header?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #27
Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.
Matic is one of the sharper tools in the shedMatic is one of the sharper tools in the shedMatic is one of the sharper tools in the shedMatic is one of the sharper tools in the shedMatic is one of the sharper tools in the shedMatic is one of the sharper tools in the shedMatic is one of the sharper tools in the shedMatic is one of the sharper tools in the shedMatic is one of the sharper tools in the shedMatic is one of the sharper tools in the shedMatic is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Matic's Avatar
Name: Rich
Joined: Sep 2009, #22436
Location: Greenville,sc
Age: 47
Gender: Guy
Posts: 6,961
Matic's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Workman View Post
Workman has had this issue before with his POS 98 Jeep Wrangler 2.5 four banger. He ordered a header (cant remember the brand, 10 years ago) and he had to grind off multiple sections in order for it to fit. It was a big pain in Workman's ass.\

Once the header did fit and was installed, no performance gains were noticed, the noise was not good, and it was a big waste of time/money.

Workman soon after sold his Jeep, never again to buy a 4 banger Wrangler.....worst engine ever for the Jeep.
Why are you speaking in 3rd party?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 11:27 AM   #28
Senior Member
Bosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of light
 
Bosmob's Avatar
Name: Kevin
Joined: Jun 2011, #58017
Location: San Diego, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 380
Bosmob's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxpower29 View Post
still have not had this problem fixed. URD is helping me out though even though its not really his problem with it being a defect, so props to him. But DT seems to not want anything to do with it. Actually told me I would have to ship it to them, and that shipping it back to me would "probably be covered by us". lol I dont see that happening there son
What did you end up doing?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 01:02 PM   #29
maxpower29 [OP] maxpower29 is offline
Senior Member
maxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
maxpower29's Avatar
Name: Jordan
Joined: Mar 2011, #52525
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,176
maxpower29's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bosmob View Post
I'm having the exact same issues with my 2011.

The "EGR" thing you are referring to is the Air Switching Valve. Mine is contacting the header to the point where the header can't seal up against the head. I have an exhaust leak there. The Insulator Pipe(horseshoe shaped) had to be heated up and bent numerous times for it to fit.

I'm still dealing with it right now.
Does anybody know if there is a difference between the 2005-2007 header and a 2011 header?
nope mine is the same shit. I called DT, left them messages, emailed back and fourth, and they still wont do anything about it. They wont even listen to me when I say Im 100% sure its fucked. I will NEVER buy another POS DT product again
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #30
maxpower29 [OP] maxpower29 is offline
Senior Member
maxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
maxpower29's Avatar
Name: Jordan
Joined: Mar 2011, #52525
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,176
maxpower29's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bosmob View Post
What did you end up doing?
emailed URD what he wanted to know 2-3 weeks ago and didnt get a response. Im pretty pissed at everyone in the deal. Pay $500 for a BOLT ON header and now I have a hunk of metal laying here useless
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 01:15 PM   #31
Slow as shit. Cute as Hell.
Steves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Steves104x4's Avatar
Name: Steve
Joined: Apr 2010, #35468
Location: Buffalo NY
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,212
Steves104x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxpower29 View Post
That's what I said. I wasn't mad but then they started saying "we sell 100's of these and never had a problem" and "yours is the first I have heard that doesn't fit". I told him to go on here because about 5-10 people have had troble with the install and then didint get a response
You are not the first. Ask me how I know. Brown goop is where it was hitting under side of valve.
Attached Thumbnails
My POS Doug Thorley Header-photo0364.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 03:46 PM   #32
Senior Member
Bosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of lightBosmob is a glorious beacon of light
 
Bosmob's Avatar
Name: Kevin
Joined: Jun 2011, #58017
Location: San Diego, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 380
Bosmob's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steves104x4 View Post
You are not the first. Ask me how I know. Brown goop is where it was hitting under side of valve.
So let me get this straight. You are now successfully running a Doug Thorley header on your truck?

I'm thinking of just taking mine off and reverting it back to stock...
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 05:12 PM   #33
maxpower29 [OP] maxpower29 is offline
Senior Member
maxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
maxpower29's Avatar
Name: Jordan
Joined: Mar 2011, #52525
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,176
maxpower29's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steves104x4 View Post
You are not the first. Ask me how I know. Brown goop is where it was hitting under side of valve.
Oh my God see, those fucking idiots dont believe me about the header hitting it. I wish you guys would call and complain so they would believe me lol
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 05:15 PM   #34
Senior Member
jeff b is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeff b is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeff b is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeff b is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeff b is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeff b is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeff b is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeff b is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeff b is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeff b is one of the sharper tools in the shedjeff b is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jeff b's Avatar
Navy: BM3 1st Div.
Name: Jeff
Joined: Oct 2010, #44402
Location: kansas
Gender: Dude
Posts: 846
jeff b's Tacoma Gallery
To bad Downey went out of business. Top notch header! Hope you get this worked out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 02:07 PM   #35
Large Breast Enthusiast
GEORGE STRAIT is one of the sharper tools in the shedGEORGE STRAIT is one of the sharper tools in the shedGEORGE STRAIT is one of the sharper tools in the shedGEORGE STRAIT is one of the sharper tools in the shedGEORGE STRAIT is one of the sharper tools in the shedGEORGE STRAIT is one of the sharper tools in the shedGEORGE STRAIT is one of the sharper tools in the shedGEORGE STRAIT is one of the sharper tools in the shedGEORGE STRAIT is one of the sharper tools in the shedGEORGE STRAIT is one of the sharper tools in the shedGEORGE STRAIT is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
GEORGE STRAIT's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: May 2012, #79239
Location: Mobile, AL
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,400
GEORGE STRAIT's Tacoma Gallery
Well, until today I was considering buying one. What a shame. A company's customer service sets the "tone at the top"- obviously DT doesn't give a shit about their customers.. Maybe once their only real competitor, LCE, stopped making headers. Good luck Maxpower
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 02:33 PM   #36
Senior Member
afd23a is one of the sharper tools in the shedafd23a is one of the sharper tools in the shedafd23a is one of the sharper tools in the shedafd23a is one of the sharper tools in the shedafd23a is one of the sharper tools in the shedafd23a is one of the sharper tools in the shedafd23a is one of the sharper tools in the shedafd23a is one of the sharper tools in the shedafd23a is one of the sharper tools in the shedafd23a is one of the sharper tools in the shedafd23a is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
afd23a's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2008, #9483
Location: The Dynamo of Dixie
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,798
afd23a's Tacoma Gallery
FWIW, on the DT website the +05 2.7L Tacoma header is spec'd for years 05-08.

I have a DT header that I bought used off of another forum. It installed just fine and I didn't know I had any issues for a couple years. Then I started having a CEL come on for the air switching valve sticking. Long story short, the bottom of the valve was (and still is) making contact with part of the header. After enough vibration, the air switching valve finally developed a dent/crack which was causing the CEL. When I tried replacing the valve I found that there are at least three different part numbers for this part. I first ordered the newest one which ended up not fitting with the header. I had to return it and get the original part number so that it would fit. I've been running with that valve for several months, probably almost a year without a problem. It also made contact with part of the header.

I think the changes in the air switching valve design have made the DT header fit worse, even though it didn't really fit perfectly to begin with.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 06:19 PM   #37
maxpower29 [OP] maxpower29 is offline
Senior Member
maxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
maxpower29's Avatar
Name: Jordan
Joined: Mar 2011, #52525
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,176
maxpower29's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by GEORGE STRAIT View Post
Well, until today I was considering buying one. What a shame. A company's customer service sets the "tone at the top"- obviously DT doesn't give a shit about their customers.. Maybe once their only real competitor, LCE, stopped making headers. Good luck Maxpower
ya Im still not getting a response from him. We emailed back a few times before and now he just stopped answering, and not returning messages on the phone. Great customer service.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 06:22 PM   #38
maxpower29 [OP] maxpower29 is offline
Senior Member
maxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmaxpower29 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
maxpower29's Avatar
Name: Jordan
Joined: Mar 2011, #52525
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,176
maxpower29's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by afd23a View Post
FWIW, on the DT website the +05 2.7L Tacoma header is spec'd for years 05-08.

I have a DT header that I bought used off of another forum. It installed just fine and I didn't know I had any issues for a couple years. Then I started having a CEL come on for the air switching valve sticking. Long story short, the bottom of the valve was (and still is) making contact with part of the header. After enough vibration, the air switching valve finally developed a dent/crack which was causing the CEL. When I tried replacing the valve I found that there are at least three different part numbers for this part. I first ordered the newest one which ended up not fitting with the header. I had to return it and get the original part number so that it would fit. I've been running with that valve for several months, probably almost a year without a problem. It also made contact with part of the header.

I think the changes in the air switching valve design have made the DT header fit worse, even though it didn't really fit perfectly to begin with.
heres what the URD site says
-
"This performance header system is a true Tri-Y design for maximum performance gain on your 2005+ Toyota Tacoma with the new 2.7L engine"
-
Im sure the engines are the same too.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #39
I'm a zit. Get it?
jgwheeler17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjgwheeler17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjgwheeler17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjgwheeler17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjgwheeler17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjgwheeler17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjgwheeler17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjgwheeler17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjgwheeler17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjgwheeler17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjgwheeler17 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jgwheeler17's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2010, #47112
Location: NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,886
jgwheeler17's Tacoma Gallery
i have nothing to contribute but i have read this thread and that is very surprising and disappointing to hear. sub'd.

sucks dude, hope they make it right.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 06:38 PM   #40
Slow as shit. Cute as Hell.
Steves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedSteves104x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Steves104x4's Avatar
Name: Steve
Joined: Apr 2010, #35468
Location: Buffalo NY
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,212
Steves104x4's Tacoma Gallery
After enough vibration, the air switching valve finally developed a dent/crack which was causing the CEL. When I tried replacing the valve I found that there are at least three different part numbers for this part.

If the diaphram inside the valve isn't melted or ripped, you can dis-assemble the original valve and have that bottom cover ALUMINUM welded on the inside so that you can grind a bigger notch on the outside to make it fit with enough clearance to no touch the header air pipe (this is what I had to do)
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WANTED DOUG THORLEY Header wbailey Buy / Sell / Trade 0 07-28-2011 11:56 AM
For Sale Doug Thorley header earnesje Buy / Sell / Trade 17 01-14-2011 03:51 PM
F/S Doug Thorley Header 05-10 2.7 vtragweed Buy / Sell / Trade 10 05-18-2010 08:20 PM
Doug Thorley Header Fr3eWill 2nd Gen. Tacomas 0 10-11-2009 07:43 PM
Doug thorley header sound? SoCalTacoma Performance and Tuning 39 11-30-2008 06:38 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.