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Old 05-19-2008, 11:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I bought a used Greddy Kit a while back and finally started to install it.

While upgrading the bolts/studs on the manifold I noticed that the gasket b/w the manifold and turbo seems to be missing.

My question is can I run it without a gasket? If not where can I get one? could I just use hi-temp gasket maker?

Thanks for the help
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:15 PM   #2
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If your flanges are flat then you can run without a gasket. You cannot use standard hi-temp gasket maker though. You can supposedly use Rutland Stove Sealant though because it can withstand serious temperatures apparently. Try it without a gasket and see if it leaks. Then worry about it.
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No gasket here(or leaks) with a milled flange though
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There is no gasket there in the stock Greddy kit.
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I've tried running with the gasket on other cars with 0 success. I finally had both surfaces milled flat and never looked back.
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Glad someone asked this, I've been wondering how many people use gaskets.
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I've used the "cooper" high temp gasket sealer/maker in similar applications successfully.
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No gasket here, im fine.
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no gasket here, just orange copper high temp rtv
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"Note: There is, very purposely, no gasket in the joint
between turbo, downpipe, and manifold."

BEGi recommendations.
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I've run gasket and no gasket...I prefer none, as I've had the gasket die, requiring me to take **** apart again. Just make sure your flange is planed and mount metal on metal.
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good question! i guess im running mine with no gasket too.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:32 PM   #13
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Thanks guys,

Gasketless it is then, hopefully things are flat enough not to leak...
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