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    Thread: MK4 1.8t Exhaust Manifold Gasket

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      06-01-2010 09:54 PM #1
      Hey i was wondering if anyone had some tips of replacing my exhaust manifold gasket? a DIY would be greatly appreciated. thanks

    2. 06-01-2010 11:04 PM #2
      Since it has two completely difference gaskets, with one being extremely easy and the other being a pain in the ass, you may want to clarify.
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      06-02-2010 12:15 AM #3
      i need the Manifold to Block gasket replaced, but i would also prefer the turbo to manifold aswell incase its not the block to manifold. thx

    4. 06-02-2010 11:10 AM #4
      I would really make sure you need a block/ex. mani gasket before replacing it, as it's a pain in the ass. Not to mention, they don't fail very often. The ex mani/turbo gasket is prone to failure and bolts loosening.

      Did you Seafoam to confirm where the leak is coming from?
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      06-02-2010 05:58 PM #5
      i bought a manifold to block gasket and turbo to manifold gasket from the dealer like 30 mins ago. i did not seafoam my engine, i didnt think about doing that :/

    6. 06-02-2010 06:05 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by got dubbz View Post
      i bought a manifold to block gasket and turbo to manifold gasket from the dealer like 30 mins ago. i did not seafoam my engine, i didnt think about doing that :/
      It's no fun task replacing the mani/head gasket. What made you decide to replace these gaskets?
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      06-02-2010 06:10 PM #7
      well my car has a fart kinda sound, i thought at first it was a downpipe gasket, i replaced it and it got a little quitter, but the fart noise was still there, and its right in the region of the mani/head gasket, i cant say its from there 100% but sounds like it, idk where else it would be

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      06-02-2010 06:21 PM #8
      its probably your turbo to manifold gasket. check that first
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      06-02-2010 06:23 PM #9
      yea im going to do turbo to mani gasket first, test it out, if that solves the problem then thats that and im a happy man. ill be checking on here every 30 mins -1hr for advice and what not, gunna go get started on the car now, thx for all your help thus far guys.

    10. 06-02-2010 06:40 PM #10
      Even easier, you might want to just check to see if there is a bolt or two loose on the mani/turbo connection.
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      06-02-2010 08:09 PM #11
      ok boys i found the issue.... my manifold is crack into two pieces. more towards the passenger side. its cracked from the top to the bottom. the crack is right on 2 or 3 bolts, didnt get a better look. i just saw a huge crack, crawled out under my car and straight up just got out. thx for the help guys.

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