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post #1 of 12 Old 01-15-2004, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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exhaust leak

i went to start my car this morning and i notice that i had a exhaust leak from the up-pipe experienced a small loss in power and gas mileage and since im not able to get into the garage because of my bros motor swap on his 300zx i thought i would ask to see which gasket it ussually is so i can go and purchase one then take it to someone to fix it for me its just too cold to work under a car outside right now
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gaskets? what gaskets?.. weld them puppies together..

btw.. if you couldnt tell, i was being sarcastic
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LOL I thought about that but im probably gonna wait till i get new maniflolds to weld it i was just gonna put a gasket on it to fix it for now and didnt know if it was normally the upper or lowwr gasket that leaked
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Well Comso and fc735 did weld them since they were getting leaks, but I think thats a bit too much though, unless you cant get it working any other way.

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I used a stock gasket over 2 years ago and have never had a leak. But from what I've seen its the lower gasket (uppipe to manifold) that is usually leaking.

There's a lot to be said for proper exhaust installation on a turbo car. However the uppipe can be miserable to say the least.

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yeah i wish i hadnt forgot it now
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you can tell how bad a leak is by how loud it is... soo do you have to open your hood to hear it.. or can you hear it from out side your car.. also do you hear the leak when your car is under boost.. or can you hear it just at idel..
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ican hear it outside of the car and im not sure about when its under boost
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well i fixed it i finally got a chance to get into the garage and when i got the gasket out it had a one inch gap where gasket should have been so i went to get the lower up-pipe gasket at my dealer and the guy at the parts counter didn't even know what the up-pipe was and tried to give me the turbo inlet gasket . so i went to advanced auto parts and they matched up the gasket almost perfectly, but now i dont think i want my dealer working on any warranty issues if they arise in the future
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Just a pointer when working on uppipes.

If (a lot of people will say "when") you get a leak, loosen up all the bolts on either side of the uppipe, loosen the turbo bracket bolts and then tighten the lower bolts (ones on the manifold) then tighten the upper bolts, put the downpipe back on, and then tighten the turbo bracket.

This might seem like a lot of effort, but you'll be happy to never have to screw with it again. I've never had an uppipe leak (however i've swapped gaskets in more than my share of friends uppipes), put it on once, took it off once and put it back in and haven't had any problems.

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dont shy away from the dealer for repairs because of the parts goon. he doesnt do the work on the car, the techs do! I work for Mitsubishi as a tech, in all my years I have yet to find a parts man worth a squirt! have to babysit those pin-heads to be sure I get the right parts ordered! go talk with a tech or two over there if you can, use that to see if that dealership is worth going to.

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they arent. thats why i will be driving 200 miles to ashville to prestige to get my work done from now on.
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