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Split in the exhaust manifold flex?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by eightfour7two, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. eightfour7two
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    [Oct 1, 2013]
    Hey all,

    My S3 has had a rasping noise under acceleration since I've had it (just over a week). Took it to the garage today and they diagnosed it with having a split in the flex leading on to the exhaust manifold(?). Apparently, in my car the flex and the manifold are all one piece, although later models supposedly had it as 2 parts.

    Was just wondering if they're correct on the 2-parts thing? Quote for a replacement manifold and flex was £400 so I'd rather explore all avenues before committing!

    Cheers!
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    [Oct 1, 2013]
    Do you mean downpipe? As in blowing from
    the downpipe flexi?
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    I believe so. Something about the EGR being cracked there too.
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