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Old 02-18-2010, 11:22 AM   #21
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I found a leak were my begi downpipe connects, that slip on flange. I need to find a way to seal it up.

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Old 02-18-2010, 11:33 AM   #22
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It's not a U-clamp...some kind of two ID band thing...forgot what it's called. It works though, haven't touched it in a year after having the bottom half of my downpipe fall off three times while practice buttsexing.


You used a 2.5" right?
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Yeah yeah yeah.
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Yah use that ******* thing from jegs. Also I recommend gaskets at the flanges where ur midpipe connexcts to ur downpipe and exhaust. I had a huge leak at those flanges since I was runninh gasketless. Order up some crush gaskets while u order ur jegs clamp. The smell is the joy of running catless. I hope u r using launch control or flat shift to make that poluution and 1 piddly extra hp of powar worthwhile. Launch control and flat shift willl get you instalaid by all the buttsexers
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Well, I actually had the exhaust welded at the downpipe to midpipe connection. The only gasketless spot I have right now is where the downpipe connects to the turbo. Would it be worthwhile to have a gasket for right there?









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Well, I actually had the exhaust welded at the downpipe to midpipe connection. The only gasketless spot I have right now is where the downpipe connects to the turbo. Would it be worthwhile to have a gasket for right there?

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Huh? Pic of gasketless spot please. I vote for gaskets everywhere though.

For a gasket, if you want to be uber DIY and a cheapass get that and cut your own. Or save time and get this:

RallySportDirect.com - Remflex Generic 3" Exhaust Gasket 2 Bolt

Or one like it.
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Had to TIG weld mine she was leaking like a bastage died of exhaust fumes all last summer :S

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Opps forgot about what the hood looked like! AHAH

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That looks familiar :*(
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Huh? Pic of gasketless spot please. I vote for gaskets everywhere though.

For a gasket, if you want to be uber DIY and a cheapass get that and cut your own. Or save time and get this:

RallySportDirect.com - Remflex Generic 3" Exhaust Gasket 2 Bolt

Or one like it.

I don't have a gasket here:


Hope you don't mind that I used your picture for demonstration purposes stranges12712.
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I dunno. If I had that flange, I would gasket it. I might gasket my turbo-manifold connection when I reinstall.

What do the experts here think? I am not an expert.
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My turbo to manifold, much like most of the members here are leak free without a gasket. So long as both surfaces are true you wont have an issue. If they aren't, then you'll need a gasket, but it will eventually fail and fail and fail so long as the surfaces remain warped.

I ultimately needed to put a gasket between my turbo and DP after about 3 years running the setup. I believe my DP flange is out of true and fail to seal against the turbo.
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I don't have a gasket here:


Hope you don't mind that I used your picture for demonstration purposes stranges12712.
I never used a gasket there, its just flange to turbo, no leaks as of yet and ive had it like that all last year, hopefully it holds up this year.
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2.5" Jegs clamp ordered.
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Ended up being too big, any idea what the correct size clamp is?
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Calipers are your friend.... Or use a tape measure and do the math backwards for circumference.
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