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or high temp silicone for the turbo to exhaust manifold marriage?
 

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I suppose all of the old men have gone to bed, dreaming about young girls.
 

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Make sure both surfaces are square and use absolutely nothing.
 

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Can I just put a straight edge on the exhaust housing? The turbo must be square it's brand new. I'll check.
 

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Dont worry about the turbo then. Run a flat file across the header flange and that will show you if you have any high/low spots.
 

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I would have said nothing :)
 

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Steve, what the hell are you doing up? Have you had your warm milk yet? I have to confess, it's really nice to finally install this beautiful turbo. It's a cpte 44. It's not going to function well with the stock ic is it? I guess I should just put the fm in now too.
 

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It will function well with the stock unit...but, there is no reason not to install the fm and see how it goes :)

I am always up at this time :)
 

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This time has never occured before, barring some sort of warpage in the space-time continuum, it will never occur again. Your statement is fallacious.
 

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I'd use the gasket my dad sells. If you have any warpage it's going to leak and you'll have slow spool up without a gasket.
 

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Zap said:
This time has never occured before, barring some sort of warpage in the space-time continuum, it will never occur again. Your statement is fallacious.
I know what warped means, and who is warped :crazy:
 

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I know what warped means, and who is warped :crazy:
I just hope my manifold isn't warped or my space-time continuum for that matter.
 

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a good straight edge will insure one-or the file method-while staying sufficient orbital distance from the black hole between Zap's ears will prevent the other :sw:
 

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When I put a straight-edge on the manifold it appears to be straight. I tried pulling a piece of paper from under the edge at various points and it was tight. I guess I wonder though, why would you not use the copper gasket? Isn't it a good insurance?
 

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When I put a straight-edge on the manifold it appears to be straight. I tried pulling a piece of paper from under the edge at various points and it was tight. I guess I wonder though, why would you not use the copper gasket? Isn't it a good insurance?
If you have a good mating surface then gaskets or goo is not needed. I guess having two spare tires in the trunk is good insurance too. :crazy:
 

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i would honestly run the gasket, chances are the old stock turbo has slightly warped and the manifold matches it. I just don't see why take a chance when he already has the gasket. I would rather not take a chance and just run the gasket and enjoy no exhaust leaks.
 

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If you have a good mating surface then gaskets or goo is not needed. I guess having two spare tires in the trunk is good insurance too. :crazy:
Why wouldn't you have four spare tires? :)
 

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i would honestly run the gasket, chances are the old stock turbo has slightly warped and the manifold matches it. I just don't see why take a chance when he already has the gasket. I would rather not take a chance and just run the gasket and enjoy no exhaust leaks.
Gotta agree with this. What gain is there to not using one?? Nothing!
What potential problems can arise by not using one? Slow spool!
I know it gave me headaches for a couple months looking for the tiny leak that made my spool turn to mush! Got it use it! :yup:
 

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Thinking ahead come to mind. If you have the manifold off like he did. I would have checked it and made sure it was flat and true. If not even a gasket will leak or worse,work loose. Also a gasket can cause problems if you got rid of the turbo support bracket.Constant flexing of the exhaust system will crush the gasket more then the solid flange surface. This will make it more leak prone then without it. Bottom line is fix it right and forget the bandaids :sw:
 

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and once you draw it down on the gasket, something is going to warp...either the base of the turbo, or the flange.
 
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