TRD headers screwed for smog? stamped incorrectly?
Hey guys this is an out there one. I have had trd headers on my tacoma since i got it in 04. Never failed smog until a new smog tech smogged me, andways I was failed in CA smog for a visual on the headers. The headers stamp is 00602-17141-003. They are made by TRD. They are clearly v6 headers that fit the 3.4 block. That particular part number (00602-17141-003) correlates with an 88-89 supercharged mr2 (mr2 is 4 cyl, it is impossible that they would fit on my block...). With that being said i've called TRD, toyota corporate, and spoken to my local dealership. TRD and Toyota say that its impossible that those headers are on my car, they are for an mr2 and will give me no more info. My local dealership had the tech, manager, as well as parts guy look at the headers on the vehicle. All 3 came to the consensus that these headers were incorrectly stamped. Now i can't pass smog with these headers in CA and no one will offer me any help from toyota.
I have decided to get new headers and install them on my own. Pain in the ass, but i enjoy working on cars so it wont be that bad.
With that being said can i do something to recoop my cost of headers and time in replacing them. Any legal advise or do i just bend over for this one. I am convinced that these are miss marked headers. Anyone ever experience this of have info on this particular set of headers. I've seen them else where online in other forums, so mine aren't the only ones out there.
PS photos are of headers with same stamp, however not mine. Mine are on the truck and hard to see stamps, but these are exactly the same.
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