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exhaust leak.. wtf?

 
Old 12-19-2006, 07:35 PM
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The car started making a godawful whirring/raspy noise from under the hood, and lo and behold, it had sprung a leak between the manifold and turbo. So, I tightened the bolts a bit and it got better, but not completely cured. If I let the engine idle and put my face over the turbo I can smell a little exhaust.

I've seen a few people just discard the Greddy gaskets. I'm running 'em. Should I toss them too?
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:31 PM
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If the surfaces are flat, you could probably run without them. First I would check to make sure that there is nothing actually springing the surfaces apart. You should be able to screw everything together finger tight and have your surfaces mate.
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You've more than likely blown one of the gaskets and have now found why people don't use them
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Looks like I'll be pulling 'em, maybe this afternoon.

Might as well, it'd give me an excuse to replace the hardware.
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