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Old 06-08-2010, 09:39 PM   #1
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Okay well as some of you know i just got this Miata yesterday. Now i noticed that it lagged somewhat due to the bigger turbo. But it seemed to me that it was just not even spoolin fast enough. So today i checked all the couplings etc and traced it to a crack on my tubulars just below the flange where the turbo mounts

Now i know its a alliminum material and i was wondering if i can weld this crack wich is as wide as a hair and about 3/4 of a inch long, or do i buy some of that expensive *** putty crap?

If i can tig weld it can be repaired by my neighbor. Just wanted to make sure i wasnt gonna burn a hole through it.
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If you honestly think your turbo manifold is aluminum, you're in for a world of hurt. At least post a photo of it so we can see which crappy eBay manifold you're stuck with.
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aluminum? LOL
putty? LOL

its steel. and hell no not any ammount of "putty" will fix it.
Take it off, have it welded up.
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Dont you have an ebay mani? what did you spect?
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I know its not alluminum and its not the manifold. Its just below the cast iron flange that bolts up to the headers.
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no its not a Ebay mani either. And i know i am saying its not the mani when in fsct it is, it is on the beginning of the runner, I keep saying header, and i appoligize.
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And i know its not alluminum, it is stainless. Sorry again. so it can be welded? Actually its very reachable with a rod so ill get up with my neighbor tomorrow ....
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I have no idea what you're trying to say. Is the crack on the manifold or the turbo?
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Iron cast that bolts up to the the headers? that's your turbine housing.
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MANIFOLD!!!LOL

dude im sorry i am trying to talk and type at the same time and i have had no sleep! Its one of the tubalar runners that has a hairline crack
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Get someone to weld a plate over the crack.
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how do you know its not an ebay mani?
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Nearly Gay-run-t'd that is an ebay manifold. The welds around the runners are a little too "dime stack" for any normal human (tim and abe excluded). Also, the finish of the material is very close to the ebay headers and manifolds I've seen.

If you are so convinced that it isn't a Chinese piece, did the seller clue you in as to where it originated?
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one is 500 the other is 125
can you tell the difference?
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one is 500 the other is 125
can you tell the difference?
The difference is $375.

What do I win?
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ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Just pm me your full Name, Address, and Social security number
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I would also address the blue silicone looking boost line that appears to be resting on the mani. That could be a problem about 15 feet down the road. That corrugated plastic look is not going to save it. Re-route it if you want to have boost control.
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ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Just pm me your full Name, Address, and Social security credit card numbers
fixed dat fer ya.

verty, can you take a blurry picture of it and a few other non-related items and be vague and perhaps a bit ambiguous about the problem? Be sure to use incorrect terminology and make several incorrect assumptions in your line of questioning to unwittingly baffle those who might offer rational assistance based on experience and expertise. Thanks.
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verty, can you take a blurry picture of it and a few other non-related items and be vague and perhaps a bit ambiguous about the problem? Be sure to use incorrect terminology and make several incorrect assumptions in your line of questioning to unwittingly baffle those who might offer rational assistance based on experience and expertise. Thanks.
Thanks. I just squirted rum out of my nose.

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You are exactly precise SIXSHOOTER! And you can please take your condescending *** back to your confines that you call the lavaratory and pretend that you are conversing with someone who GIVES A FLYING ****!

Thanks to all who gave insight to this for me as I am fastheartedly attempting to obtain the almighty knowledge and expertise that so many of you have aqcuired on this forum.

Good evening and farewell.....even you SIXPOOPER!
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