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Manifold/exhaust blowing

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by kelk11, Mar 30, 2011.

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    Over the last few weeks my car has started making a blowing noise around the turbo and manifold area, can't really pin point as there doesnt seem any room for a good poke around but the smell of fumes confirms there is a leak. Is there any common failures? Gaskets etc which may be the problem? finally anywhere around West Yorkshire I can take it to get repaired?
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    Typically its the gasket from the mani to the turbo that goes but it could also be due to a cracked manifold... replacement gasket can be done easily...

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    Fingers crossed on it been the gasket! You got a rough idea on how much it will cost?
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    £10 ish on ebay, maybe cheaper at audi
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    What about fitting, how long will it take as I havent the ability to do it myself :(
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    Easily?? lol, those bolts are tight....
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    Shouldn't take long mate, charge pipe off, bolts out, old gasket slips out, new one in, bolts back in, charge pipe back on.

    Thats it.
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    Relatively.... :)

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    Have tried to have a poke around but can't see anything as I don't have any tools. Phoned around a few garages but none to be polite can be arsed with the work involved and seem to cringe as soon as I say manifold. Any recommendations on garages to replace the gasket or anyone off here able to do it, willing to pay. Live in west Yorkshire, thanks
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    If it's the gasket it's an hours work tops, most garages should be able to sort itif you aren't confident of doing it youself. Whereabouts in West Yorks?
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    Between Huddersfield and Leeds, id give it a bash myself just don't have the tools required.
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    A basic socket set or spanners will do it, you'll just need a socket for the three bolts that secure the manifold to the turbo. It can be done with a multioint socket but I think the proper bit is an E10 female Torx type.

    Halfords | Halfords Female Torx Socket 10E 3/8" Drive
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    If i wasn't busy all the time then i would do it
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