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ericsbestshot 10-30-2013 01:09 PM

strange leak between manifold and turbo exhaust housing
 
I decide to use some seafoam to track down a horrible sounding exhaust leak. Quite a bit of smoke filled the engine bay. After some time I notice the crack between the exhaust manifold and the turbo exhaust housing seems wet. The a moment later i'm seeing seepage and tiny bubbles coming from one of the studs/nuts. I do have a metal gasket that I put there to attempt to solve the exhaust leak, but obviously I need to have the two mating surfaces shaved.

But what do ya'll think about the wetness between the turbo and manifold? Just the seafoam leaking out?

18psi 10-30-2013 01:10 PM

yes

ericsbestshot 10-30-2013 01:14 PM

just an overall yes to everything?

18psi 10-30-2013 01:17 PM

You have a known leak.
You know its from warped surfaces.
You have a liquid coming out of it after seafoaming the car.
You know it could either be condensation or the seafoam.
Either way you know for a fact that "fixing" an exhaust leak with a gasket is the equivalent of wiping your butt with poo.

So I'm really not sure what your question is.
Do you want me to hold your hand?

18psi 10-30-2013 01:17 PM

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