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Old 10-30-2007, 05:45 PM
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Exhaust Leak Help

I just installed the AFE 4 in tubo back full exhaust system. Now I have a massive leak which sounds just like a broken exhaust manifold leak in a gas engine. I have checked the manifod, and replaced the gaskets on the manifold. Additionally I have repaced the Doughnut gaskets on the turbo exhaust intake pipes that run up the back of the engine. I have gone to a few exhaust shops and they have told me that I am hearing the exhaust in the much larger pipe but I dont believe them. Does anyone have any Ideas where or how to fine the leak.

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Did you check the turbo clamp, sometime if you dont get the down pipe just right it will leak.
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Can you see any soot around the pipes, or joints another thing you can do is run a stethoscope over all of your joints, and gaskets that will be very loud however. But these things do sound alot different with an exhaust on them.
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a boost gauge will tell you if u have a leak or not...
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:59 PM
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a boost gauge will tell you if u have a leak or not...
not if it's post turbo!


Since it happened AFTER the exhaust install, I'd presume you didn't get the Downpipe clamp all the way on...
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:00 PM
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Maybe a soundclip will help us? Or a video? Or find someone locally to give you a hand that's been around for a while! Try the AZ threads!
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:02 PM
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Thank you all for your help. I am going to try and reclamp the turbo clamp and also listen to the seams. I have not seen any soot from any of the joints or gaskets. Thank you all again.
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