what have you done to your car today ?

Connor H

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Swapping out the cracked turbo manifold today... will finish up in the morning.

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Question, how did you know your manifold was cracked?
 

Leon20vt4

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Question, how did you know your manifold was cracked?

Sounded like a Diesel engine until the car got to warmed up temperatures. It’s a pretty common sound, just YouTube exhaust leak sound. You’ll see what I mean, it literally sounds like a big ass piece of paper flapping super hard in the wind.

Then you just trace down the leak, i could hear it was coming from the engine bay and not under the car. So I looked with my phone and checked the downpipe flex pipe. It was clean then I used my hand to feel around for any air coming out, I felt air bursting out st the back of the motor by the manifold. I then took my phone and recorded video with flash and tucked it up behind the motor best I could. Stopped and watched the video and you could see the crack very easily.


As you can see in the picture the crack is almost 360 degrees

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Connor H

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Sounded like a Diesel engine until the car got to warmed up temperatures. It’s a pretty common sound, just YouTube exhaust leak sound. You’ll see what I mean, it literally sounds like a big ass piece of paper flapping super hard in the wind.

Then you just trace down the leak, i could hear it was coming from the engine bay and not under the car. So I looked with my phone and checked the downpipe flex pipe. It was clean then I used my hand to feel around for any air coming out, I felt air bursting out st the back of the motor by the manifold. I then took my phone and recorded video with flash and tucked it up behind the motor best I could. Stopped and watched the video and you could see the crack very easily.


As you can see in the picture the crack is almost 360 degrees

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Interesting thanks! I wanted to check mine for cracks but couldn’t think of a good way of getting a look at it
 

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Did a polish and wax on mine, they came up like new (rained 10mins after I finished )
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I need to sort mine out too - the nearside one was new after I crashed about eight years ago, but the offside one is fogging as it's original.

Was that just a polish? I've seen guides where you have to sand and lacquer to make it last...


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I need to sort mine out too - the nearside one was new after I crashed about eight years ago, but the offside one is fogging as it's original.

Was that just a polish? I've seen guides where you have to sand and lacquer to make it last...


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I use CarPro CeriGlass on Rayon pads


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Connor H

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Wasn’t happy with the hose set up I previously made for my simplified brake servo vac. So went shopping for something suitable; ASH flexi hose with spiral wire reinforcement to stop kinks. Spot on for replacing the hard servo pipe.

Also fitted some dv/n75 hoses.
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