ok here is the deal i am only getting 10psi out of the turbo. and at around 5psi the boost brakes up BAD shakes the whole car and motor, car srives fine when i shift before boost. i seafoamed the motor and found a large a mount of smoke comes out of the right hand side of the exhaust manifold now here is the question think it might me a exhaust gasket if not then the right hand side manifold that bolts to the motor is cracked so where can i find a good exhaust manifold for like 200 dollors that will not just fall apart at the welds or not fit right. please help i might as well just do a full exhaust from the manifold back. i am pulling the stock uppipe off the car this weekend and installing a cat-less one and a ca-tless down pipe so if its not just a exhaust gasket i might as well replace the manifold also. its a 02 WRX by the way http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/imag...s/confused.gif
Buy a used stock one... Go on NASIOC.com and search the classifieds... Only thing you will get for $200 is an eBay piece... and I'd stand clear of them anyways. I have seen manifolds crack in the past but this was due to running into a snow bank and with no undertray on the car. Try the gasket 1st because even if it's not the problem, you will still need a new gasket for another manifold.
not to worried about the welds on the ebay manifold i was just going to re-tig the welds so they dont crack. at the sametime i dont want to buy one off ebay. ya i was going to replace the gasket anyway to see if that works thanks