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    Glass-like flakes...

    I just turned her over for the first time in 6 weeks and it sounded rough as ****. It also spat a load of shiny glass-like flakes everywhere. The area around the turbo is covered in it. I had the bottom half of the airbox off and had also removed 2 of the 3 turbo > downpipe bolts so there was a small gap there. Must have come from the TIP or this gap.

    Any ideas what they could be?


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    Its probably the gasket material from the blowing joint. Theres a shiney coating on the gasket that becomes brittle and dusty with heat/age.

    If you had the TIP off, then the engine was running with no MAF sensor, which explains it running like crap...

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    Phew. Just hope none of it got sucked through the TIP. Guess I'll put it all back together and try it again tomorrow. No reason why it would run any differently than it did before the crash tbh.

    Cheers!


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    Either that, or a Mechaphile has been having a go at your car!!
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