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Old 07-23-2004, 21:02   #1 (permalink)
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Exhaust Manifold Leak

Hey all i finally found the exhuast leak in my EL I6! What made it hard to find was because the leak was under the heat sheild plate!

From what i see the exhuast manifold is made of two pieces, i can clearly see a fairly large 3mm gap between the two manifold, is there meant to be some putty or gasket there?

If so what is it called and where do i get it from?

Cost would be nice as well.

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Re: Exhaust Manifold Leak

Had the same thing on my EF, i just had to tighten the bolts, but if you've got a gap that big then you are probably missing an exhaust gasket.
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Re: Exhaust Manifold Leak

you mean the expansion 'joint' betwwen the two halves of the factory manifold?
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Re: Exhaust Manifold Leak

i dunno what its called, theres a gap between the two exhaust manifold halves. The gap is about 3mm i think, i put a tube to the gap, and i could hear the farting noise.

So how do i go about solving this problem?
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Re: Exhaust Manifold Leak

You can get a new gasket, it sits between the two parts of the Manifold.
Of you could whack in some Silicon, but if you do that make sure its Oxy sensor safe.
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Re: Exhaust Manifold Leak

so when i replace the gasket between the manifolds, i obviously have to take the manifolds off the block right? Does that mean i have to get new gaskets for that block as well?

what price im looking at?

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Yeah you have to take it off, if the manifold gasket is a steel one it should be ok, if its not it wouldnt hurt to whack in a new one.
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