Dealer says the headers are cracked on my 2006 F430 with 15,000 miles. As best I can determine, they've not been replaced previously. They quoted me $7,600 for replacement and $2,200 plus tax and shop supplies for a 5,000 mile service which includes engine oil and filter, brake flush, coolant flush, gearbox oil change, air filters and pollen filters along w/ a road test, diagnostic scan and scheduled checks including pickup and delivery. All of the fluids were changed a year (5,000 miles) ago. As a FCA member they'll give me a 10% discount. Capristo brackets were installed last year also.
I checked Ricambi and new headers are just under $4,100 ex shipping and gaskets are about $70. I'm not interested in installing Fabspeed headers, but I might consider Capristo headers although they are more expensive. However, I don't want to significantly increase the exhaust sound.
Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.
2006 F430 Spyder, 2011 Carrera S & 2006 BMW M3
Member FCA Florida, Suncoast PCA & BMWCCA