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Old 06-29-2008, 02:52 PM
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So the new problem is my gasket between the manifold and the turbo is blowen out for the second time and this time it was a copper gasket that went. I think the problem is from not being able to tighten down the 4 bolts down equel tourqe. So what whould be the best manifold for a 16G flange turbo?....My whole setup has been working fine but the manifold is the weakest point.
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if you keep blowing out gaskets, changes are the surfaces are warped.
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No surpise being that its a ebay and didn't plan it holding up long. But where to next? I love this turbo but no manifold for it. Should i just weld up a log style from jgs tool?
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Diy Ftw!!
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No surpise being that its a ebay and didn't plan it holding up long. But where to next? I love this turbo but no manifold for it. Should i just weld up a log style from jgs tool?
Resurface both surfaces and dont use gasket.
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hell with how cheap the manifolds are you could buy another. but getting the surface milled should help it last longer, with or without a gasket.
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If it is not cracking yet, you may have a keeper, lol, don't get rid of it...
resurface the two flanges (not yourself, have a shop do it) and don't use a gasket, you should be fine.
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