As many of you have seen, the recent DQ at COTA was overturned. See the link below.
I just wanted to put up a video I took last week , it shows exactly what was Dq'ed. It is the bevel I point to in the video, most have some amount of this bevel, some very little, some more than others, some not at all. See link below.
More concerning for me is example #3 in the video, We OFTEN see manifolds that for no good reason are touched in the most random spots from Mazda. I can only imagine someone is cleaning cast flashing before assembly? I have seen this in many 99 and VVt manifolds, likely in about 1 out of 5-6 or so? I have sent pictures to tech several times as at some point, someone is going to get popped for something they did not do and no one will believe them Its coming. No idea what tech should do here as there is no way to tell if "the competitor" did it or "Mazda" But know it is coming for someone, at some point