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Manifold Issue 98 1.8T

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by eladswift, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. eladswift

    eladswift New Member

    Oct 25, 2009
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    Hey All,

    I just got my exhaust replaced, only to find out that the exhaust manifold has a huge crack in it too (that'll explain it getting quieter as it gets hot!) the lad I use is no VAG expert, but tells me it looks like the turbo and wastegate are all part of the manifold. Is he correct? is there any advantage to fitting a more recent/different unit or combo to the factory stuff? I dont have massive budget, but with added benefit, I am willing to up the repair cost a little.

    Any info appreciated.

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  3. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

    Mar 3, 2009
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    You can get a new manifold and stick all your current stuff on it.

    There was a thread earlier with a manifold on it, might be worth having a look back or do a search.


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