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Old 06-27-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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So remember how I managed to crack that old FM/BEGi mani? Then, I managed to crack a new(er) FM manifold? Well, Eric (RotorNut on here) came over and helped me replace the manifold. We were going to do a coolant re-route but decided to wait. So, back to the manifold. I noticed that the new one FM sent has a few "upgrades" like some added beef to the bottom of the runners and the material around the manifold-to-head nuts has much more clearance.

So here is the old manifold we pulled out.....

Doesn't look that bad....even repairable.







O SNAP !!










Yeah, as you can see, it was actually broken all the way through!!! Well, there was an area about 1/4" long that was a fresh break....but obviously it had been leaking pretty much the whole way around! We didn't break it either, the broken piece fell off under it's own weight.

Dear FM,
I was not kidding when I told you guys, over dinner, that you should send me stuff for R&D/Warranty testing. I can manage to find a way to make things that are not supposed to break...break. Seriously, this deserves some kind of trophy

LoL. I would like to thank FM for getting me the new replacement. The new hardware was all correct and accounted for. Also, the new/revised manifold is MUCH easier to get tightened down! Once everything was in, we went for a test drive and there were no problems to be found. I is happy nows
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Glad to hear it worked out and they covered it for you, that's a helluva crack manifold!
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Cool. I'm just about "over" this cast manifold **** too.
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i think i would have long DESTROYED a tubi by now. Cast iron ftw
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