EM TuningChris Nott
Results 1 to 24 of 24
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Westy

Thread: V2 cracked

  1. #1
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760

    V2 cracked

    Hello

    So my relentless V2 manifold has cracked.
    Thought it was blowing from the turbo to manni gasket, but i could feel it blowing from rear where they all come in to one at the turbo.
    Can i get it welded back up?
    Does it need special welds?
    Or is it scrap?
    The crack is about 3 inches long.
    Any info much appreciated

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Gops's Avatar
    6th gear @7000rpm

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    2,634
    Sorry to hear buddy. Maybe call badger 5 to see if he'll do it for you?
    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    its either mapped or broken...

  4. #3
    <tuffty/>'s Avatar
    Badger 5 Edition

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    15,572
    Quote Originally Posted by jezzy View Post
    Hello

    So my relentless V2 manifold has cracked.
    Thought it was blowing from the turbo to manni gasket, but i could feel it blowing from rear where they all come in to one at the turbo.
    Can i get it welded back up?
    Does it need special welds?
    Or is it scrap?
    The crack is about 3 inches long.
    Any info much appreciated
    What gasket did you use? have you tried taking a pic?... did you have it reinforced or is it an out the box manifold?

    <tuffty/>
    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

  5. #4
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    Thanks bud
    If it needs special welds, then i will have to contact bill.
    The only thing is im in kent and my youngest daughter is about to drop here first baby grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and shes in milton keynes.
    So im on call as so to speak.
    Catch 22

  6. #5
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    Tuffy
    Out of the box no special welds.
    Audi gaskets, you told me when i fitted to use proper gaskets thanks by the way
    Will try to get a pic up

  7. #6
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    If you can see the crack you may be able to get it welded in situ, if not oh dear...

    how long has it been on?

  8. #7
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    heres the pick
    Sorry i had to hold a torch and take with my phone.

  9. #8
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    if you rotate the pic 90 degrees and stand at the drivers wing, remove the red pipe into the turbo, you get an idea where the crack is.

    regards
    jezz

  10. #9
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    opps sorry passenger wing.

  11. #10
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    Dave

    The manifold has been on about 9 months.

  12. #11
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,273
    Blimey that is a big crack! Mine has a tiny hairline crack that doesn't blow a the moment but you have an impressive crack lol
    CHEZ likes this.
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  13. #12
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Blimey that is a big crack! Mine has a tiny hairline crack that doesn't blow a the moment but you have an impressive crack lol
    Thanks lol
    hope you dont say that on a first date.

  14. #13
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,273
    Quote Originally Posted by jezzy View Post
    Thanks lol
    hope you dont say that on a first date.
    An impressive crack is normally a good thing, but not in the world of manis.

    Out of interest, we're you able to fit the turbo support bracket after fitting the mani?
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  15. #14
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    No
    Couldnt for the life of me get the bolt through the hole in the bracket.
    I think thats been my downfall and chasings 911s on the way to work

  16. #15
    <tuffty/>'s Avatar
    Badger 5 Edition

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    15,572
    Excellent work... good job Bill is looking at alternative K04 high flow manifolds then lol...

    <tuffty/>
    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

  17. #16
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,273
    Quote Originally Posted by jezzy View Post
    No
    Couldnt for the life of me get the bolt through the hole in the bracket.
    I think thats been my downfall and chasings 911s on the way to work
    Same as me. No way the bigger would line up. I did get my mani welded before fitting to give it some extra strength and has now lasted a whole year but does have tiny hairline cracks. I am expecting to change it in the not too distant future!

    If you have to remove yours to fit a new one I strongly recommend you make a support bracket fit or get a custom one made maybe.
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  18. #17
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    Thanks
    Bracket will be top priority next time.
    Anyone got any ideas if the mani can be welded back up, special welds required?

    Regards
    jezz

  19. #18
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    If the welder can get to it ok you may be lucky, got a perspective shot? ideally it will want tigging, but i suppose someone could get a mig in there..afterall there is nothing much to lose

  20. #19
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    Thanks Dave.
    Its coming off and see if local place can weld it up.
    If they cant do it, will have go back to stock for the mo.

  21. #20
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    Quote Originally Posted by jezzy View Post
    Thanks Dave.
    Its coming off and see if local place can weld it up.
    If they cant do it, will have go back to stock for the mo.
    Lol at its coming off,,, what a PITA,, Dont think i could cope in removing these every 12 months or so..

  22. #21
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,273
    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Lol at its coming off,,, what a PITA,, Dont think i could cope in removing these every 12 months or so..
    Haha. Says the man who's had nothing but trouble with his car...
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  23. #22
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    760
    Looks like the neighbours are gonna see my inner demons again

  24. #23
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Haha. Says the man who's had nothing but trouble with his car...
    I call it challenges... SNIFF

  25. #24
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    bradford
    Posts
    1,252
    I won't start on problems then lol but no chance I'd be taking the v2 off every 6 month
    350bhp & 316ftlb BBT new k16 7+7 blade hybrid turbo, Welly cooler, jetex filter, relentless ported v3 manifold 3" downpipe & de-cat, liquid gauge, r32 rear arb, AGU ported and polished Head, 550cc injectors, kw v2 Coilovers, s3dave tie bars & heat sheild, milltek cat back, I.E forged rods, brembos, inline fuel pump, v3 badger 5 tip, devils own WMI kit, AGU pistons, rear grooved discs & brembo pads, ds2500 pads & EBC ultimax disc, stack boost gauge

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Cracking service from AMD..
    By imported_CurryMilkShake in forum Tuning
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24th June 2005, 23:52
  2. Cracked Windscreen
    By Ham6506 in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 20th April 2005, 13:52
  3. Just got a cracking deal on some bits,how do i fit them?
    By ianhg in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 3rd March 2005, 09:56
  4. Plastic window over VIN plate cracked and split
    By benk in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10th August 2004, 08:51
  5. A4 Cabriolet windsreen cracks
    By 20006179 in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 14th June 2003, 12:17

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO