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Old 08-27-2012, 11:03 AM   #13961
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Are you trying to say put it together with no gaskets?
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:05 AM   #13962
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yes. Unless you want: leaks, failues, slow boost, and more work to fix it eventually.



mating surfaces must be perfectly flat...
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #13963
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I automatically discredit anyone who owns a 240 and take the opposite of their advice
It should say many things. 240 to Miata. 240 was garbage junk pos.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:28 PM   #13964
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yes. Unless you want: leaks, failues, slow boost, and more work to fix it eventually.



mating surfaces must be perfectly flat...
please tell me you are joking.
heat is the worst enemy to TWO flat mating surfaces, thus the gasket to compensate for the expansion
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:29 PM   #13965
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please tell me you are joking.
heat is the worst enemy to TWO flat mating surfaces, thus the gasket to compensate for the expansion

no one on this site runs a gasket between the manifold and turbo or turbo and DP.

the 1% that do are the ones who have the issues.


true story.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:42 PM   #13966
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no one on this site runs a gasket between the manifold and turbo or turbo and DP.

the 1% that do are the ones who have the issues.


true story.
v-band doesnt count. I use steal gaskets, and havent had a single leak, EVAR!
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:51 PM   #13967
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only 1% of our members run v-band.


ask BEGi or FM what gaskets they supply...
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:00 PM   #13968
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only 1% of our members run v-band.


ask BEGi or FM what gaskets they supply...
Instead, they sell super locking studs and bolts in the gasket's place
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:19 PM   #13969
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I had turbo-manifold gasket leaks. Cheap gaskets.

I bought OEM Nissan gaskets for the turbo hardware. Tight as a nun and was cheaper, and less painful, than pulling the stuff off and having it flattened.

Not recommended for people other than Sunday drivers. Like me.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:34 PM   #13970
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I had turbo-manifold gasket leaks. Cheap gaskets.

I bought OEM Nissan gaskets for the turbo hardware. Tight as a nun and was cheaper, and less painful, than pulling the stuff off and having it flattened.

Not recommended for people other than Sunday drivers. Like me.
im an abusive driver, anytime where I can pull shenanigans, i will.


I also use the OEM hardware from the nissan dealership. 4 bucks for both the mani-turbo and turbo-downpipe, I also have the orginal studs on the turbo and cheap autozone bolts.



Not a single issue with that area of the car, instead its my crappy junkyard parts (my replacement 500 dollar wrecking yard engine years ago is starting to show its downfall, and is slowly getting rebuilt.) that are slowly being replaced by the non-frugal new parts. Finally.



my only life lessons are:

light rebuild of a good compression checked junkyard motor is still highly recommended. Headgasket and valve seals were my miata's downfall last year, and it all happened when I was strapped for cash at thet time, so like every broke *** with an investment in a car... I parted out some things, and I regret it all.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #13971
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I haven't run a gasket between the turbo and manifold since I turboed back in 2006.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:12 PM   #13972
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I haven't run a gasket between the turbo and manifold since I turboed back in 2006.
You know, Brainy, with as cheap as you are, why did you go down the road of turbo'ing your Miata? I'm genuinely curious now.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:17 PM   #13973
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The frickin' Ramble On thread should never feature an extended discussion of exhaust gaskets.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #13974
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From 2007 onward I honestly have never used an exhaust gasket on my car. The manifold to turbo there was no gasket and then turbo to downpipe there was no gasket. Where my downpipe meets my test pipe I just cover everything in RTV and call it a day.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #13975
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I second mgeoffriau. Brain sucks at surveys and statistics anyway, he hasn't factored in standard deviation.

There, I solved it for both of you:

Let me google that for you
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:42 PM   #13976
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well i got it torn down after work today and the verdict is hold **** how did it build boost. cyl 1,2 had small leaks, cyl 3 was fine, cyl 4 was a super huge leak and it was leaking where the turbo meets the manifold. looked in the ports at the valves and they are so gunked up its ridiculous.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #13977
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I can clearly remember the first time I saw Raiders, Back to the Future, and Temple of Doom.

I cannot clearly recall the first time I saw Ghostbusters.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:33 PM   #13978
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I recall the first time I saw "Song of the South". It was the original release, but I only remembered the animation.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:57 PM   #13979
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Pawn Shop win. New store opened up in my area. They have some nice things for only being in business two months. I couldn't pass this up.

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Took my ITB FE3 miata to the track yesterday, turns out I make slightly less power than a GT2554 1.6 at 7psi... ****

Need turbro now.
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