Gasket problems and manifold placement? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-29-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Winona, MN
Posts: 198
Total Cats: 0
Default Gasket problems and manifold placement?

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.
LOOINEY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,833
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

if you keep blowing out gaskets, changes are the surfaces are warped.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 05:48 PM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Winona, MN
Posts: 198
Total Cats: 0
Default

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?
LOOINEY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 07:05 AM   #4
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bristol
Posts: 442
Total Cats: 0
Default

Diy Ftw!!
Duckie_uk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 10:07 AM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Saml01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,730
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LOOINEY View Post
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.
Saml01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 10:42 AM   #6
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,833
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

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.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 11:08 AM   #7
Elite Member
iTrader: (39)
 
Zabac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: High Point NC
Posts: 4,854
Total Cats: 8
Default

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.
Zabac is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 57 07-19-2017 05:11 PM
Moroso Air Oil Separator Catch Can Aroundcorner Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 04:20 PM
ISO 1.6 turbo cast iron manifold cale saurage DIY Turbo Discussion 16 10-01-2015 12:25 PM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:43 AM.