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Old 12-31-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Found my oxygen sensor problems

Turns out I didn't reassemble my manifold/turbine/DP in the correct order after I finished with the motor mounts and I left a little gap between the manifold and turbine. Oh well, at least it is fixed now.

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Old 12-31-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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I dont believe that, you can assemble it in any way you want, just make sure to tighten it down well.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:22 PM   #3
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The center section blocks the two front-most bolts and prevents me from fully tightening them. I'm not sure how much of a leak there is, it's hard to tell from eyeballing it alone, though it does look a bit misaligned or not quite flush. I might have thought it was tight but been mislead because of tension from the weight of the downpipe and lack of access.

I won't be able to tell until I take off the center section and loosen the DP from the exhaust to see if it makes a difference.

Everything about my O2 sensor problems points to an exhaust leak of some sort. I can't feel or see any holes or cracks in the manifold or housing. I'm at a loss for ideas if this doesn't work.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:25 PM   #4
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Where the frak did you find that picture? That is the freakiest **** I've seen in a while.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:47 AM   #5
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Well I took everything out and inspected it with a fine-tooth comb and everything looks perfect IMO. No holes, cracks or anything. A little bit of soot under the exhaust gasket but that's about it.

If I still have problems after a careful reassembly, I dunno what the cause is.

The ceramic on the manifold is finnaly deteriorating after about 4 years. Everything is in remarkably solid shape after all these years (5+) of 1600+ degree temps.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:52 AM   #6
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And the pic was originally from one of the chans. It's a variation of the classic rageface.jpg

These are the two version of rageface that are used most often. It is used to express rage or frustration. Obviously, duh. Color is optional:
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