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Old 03-29-2007, 06:45 AM   #1
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hi everyone im new to the boards.

well im a new owner of a 1.6 turbo kit. the kit that i purchased was used. the problem that i am having is a gasket leak. the gasket is the turbo to dp gasket, previous owner crushed it really bad.
were would i be able to get a new gasket?



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Old 03-29-2007, 07:10 AM   #2
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Please remove the whole gasket, run it iron on iron.(like everybody else)
Corky said: You cannot blow a gasket that isn't there...(begi, maximum boost)

If the surface is flat enough no leaks will appear...

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Please remove the whole gasket, run it iron on iron.(like everybody else)
Corky said: You cannot blow a gasket that isn't there...(begi, maximum boost)

If the surface is flat enough no leaks will appear...
GL with that man. I hope you where being sarcastic. A gasket is essential to saeling. Where he gets a gasket depends on what kind of turbo he has so more info is needed. Post what turbo you have or a pic something we can use to base our advice off of.
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:21 AM   #4
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no.

i don't run gaskets either, but it is vital that the surfaces are flat.
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:27 AM   #5
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I hope you where being sarcastic.
Funny, I thought the same thing about you. :gay:

No gasket FTW.
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I dunno call me old school but i use gaskets. But then agian i use condoms as well so to each his own.
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I have replaced the gasket on my (old) greddy turbo 3 times...
Between the mani and turbo...All manifold bolds broke off...
It kept blowing into pieces....(replacement nissan part)
Finaly solved it by bringing the compressor side to a machine shop and resurface it...This time i used a Saab 1 layer gasket...

Do it right the 1st time... Make mani cuts, get grade 8 studs, use no gasket..
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:43 PM   #9
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thanks for the tips, the gasket i will be needing is 14442 90-96 z32.


thanks for the help.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:14 PM   #10
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if you run a gasket you have to get a certain kind, some blow out and burn up really easy. i personally use a 3 layer copper gasket and never had one go out
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thanks for the tips, the gasket i will be needing is 14442 90-96 z32.


thanks for the help.
I don't see a 14442???? If you mean the 14445 for the turbo to dp it won't fit. The 14415 for the manifold to turbo is a correct part.
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i need the gasket the lies between the TURBO and DOWN PIPE. i assume your giving me this diagram because thats the correct part.

im confused because the reply ABOVE says #14445(which is the one i need) will not work with what i desire.



please clarify because i have already ordered the part.
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what has you confused? look at the diagram, you see two turbos, and you see two downpipes. inbetween each is part number 14445, which happens to look just like a gasket.

to specify:
gasket for GReddy turbo out (turbo to DP), Nissan 300 ZX 14415-17M00
Gasket for the turbo in (manifold to turbo), Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4


i personally wouldn't bother with the gasket, just plain the turbine and dp flanges smooth.
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I used nothing but heat treated studs and locktite and have never had a problem with the DP but the exhaust ot the turbo manifold has loosened bolts an blown out a gasket. This was later fixed with abit more loctite, and some loctite, oh and lockwashers.
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Sorry, I misread your first posting. The 14415 is correct for the manifold to turbo, but I have not purchased the other. All of my reference material says that it is a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 gasket on the outlet, but I am not sure it is 14445 on that diagram.
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what has you confused? look at the diagram, you see two turbos, and you see two downpipes. inbetween each is part number 14445, which happens to look just like a gasket.

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gasket for GReddy turbo out (turbo to DP), Nissan 300 ZX 14415-17M00
Gasket for the turbo in (manifold to turbo), Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4


i personally wouldn't bother with the gasket, just plain the turbine and dp flanges smooth.

yes i have already removed the damaged gasket and used no gasket. it is perfectly sealed now. thanks for the tip.
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Sorry, I misread your first posting. The 14415 is correct for the manifold to turbo, but I have not purchased the other. All of my reference material says that it is a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 gasket on the outlet, but I am not sure it is 14445 on that diagram.
i tried to cancel my order from Nissan, but they would not let me.

so to clarify, i will need a gasket from a 300GT VR4.
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To hopefully not add to the confusion, all my records show a gasket from a 300GT VR4 to go from the turbo to downpipe, but I have never purchased one.

Since it is sealing without one, I would wait until the 14445 comes in(since you couldn't stop it), maybe it will be the same and we will know a source for sure.
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yeah i think im wrong, i gotta lookup what previous guys were running. i know some where using the 300zx gaskets, but either dp to turbo, or manifold to turbo, i cant remember anymore, Im not a greddy guy .
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ok i had it backwards.

300zx part 14415 if for manifold to turbo.
the td04 is the same as a 3000gt vr4, so youll want a outlet gasket from one of them.
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