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post #1 of 10 Old 03-26-2005, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Uppipe cracked!!

last night was soooo much fun, I had to pull the uppipe off my car because the flex section in my uppipe cracked almost in two!! the thing sounded like a honda with the muffler sawed off. so last night after work I put the car up on the lift and sawzall'd the flex section out of the pipe, then tack welded a new section of stainless pipe in place, removed the uppipe and finished welding the new section in place. how's that for fun on a friday night??? What I cant figure out is why the damned thing cracked in the first place. Isn't the flex there to PREVENT cracking or leaks in the first place??? oh well fixed now.

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sounds like a butt load of great fun!! hows it so far? any leaking??
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no leakage at all, I guess it is nice having a bad ass welder at your disposal, It can weld aluminum, stainless, or mild steel. also helps to have scrap pipe from doing custom turbo installs sitting around.

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What kind of uppipe was it?
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whoa, where do you get turbo piping at? ive been trying to remember so i could do the headers for my 350 poncho.
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the uppipe was part of the stone racing equal length header, the fix is working great, just getting a wee bit sick of hitting everything with the collector. probably going to pick up a gt-spec header next week. I get the stainless pipe from B+B so we can custom fab turbo systems and for use with external wastegates.

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i had one of those. it wouldnt fit right for SH!T..... thanks for the piping tip
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I put the car up on the lift and sawzall'd the flex section out of the pipe, then tack welded a new section of stainless pipe in place, removed the uppipe and finished welding the new section in place.
Too early for April fools.. I hope your turbo / intake valves / pistons / exhaust valves / turbo didn't get hit by any metal flakes :eek:
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if you need piping at a good price and all different sizes and 90's 45's and 180's Jc whitney.com and all the piping is mandrel bent thats were i get all my piping from hope that helps
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When I took the uppipe off to finish the welding do you really think I left the metal inside everything to jack up my motor?? Gee Yogie I guess not! I took the time to clean out the pipe, turbine housing, ect, I even cleaned my hands so I would't get any metal in my mouth / esophagas / stomach / intestines ect. when I ate later that evening.

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