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Ticking Exhaust Leak

Old 03-03-2006, 06:20 PM
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When I put on my new tubular manifold and bolted it down, I guess the original studs the exhaust manifold rides on were a bit worn because I tighted down the manifold thinking all was well, but now i am getting a horrible ticking noise from that area, Not sure exactly if its that manifold or if its the LIM but I doubt the LIM would make a ticking noise, its similar to the sound of removing your O2 in your DP and letting your car idle...its a nasty little noise....I think I need to replace my studs for my exhaust manifold to hang on, because the bolt closest to the front and on the top I can turn and turn and it doesnt bite down any tighter. I thought i had figured it out because I had a 14mm bolt without a washer that slipped through the exhaust manifold hole and was letting the manifold move around. What are the sizes of the studs I need? Dimensions? Part Number? And has anyone upgraded to ARP for this? My fault for re-using stock bolts...and studs..



Anyways, on a side note, car is hauling some serious *** top end wise....
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:22 PM
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Well I started working on it, and I was laying under my car eye balling my Exhaust manifold when I noticed I could see light from between the back of my turbo and the Downpipe, so I cranked the **** outta those bolts til snug, and started it back up, well that was about 1/2 the ticking sound, so I am assuming the exhaust manifold is the other half, its a bit more bearable now, but I am going to try and get it all done...
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Old 03-04-2006, 06:58 AM
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I have the same ticking problem with my car. Its a bit worse when the car's cold for some reason. It's also louder when I back off of the throttle or just partially throttle it. My heat shield/cover for the cat is not connected properly, so i thought it might have been that but now think it's something more.



Hopefully someone can help you because i'd like to know what the problem is so i can fix the annoying sound. I thought it may have been a throw-out bearing in the clutch because there was a chatter when I disengeged the clutch, but that has stopped so I was suspecting the exhaust.



I'm hoping to get full RacingBeat exhaust system soon and new clutch and hoped that would fix the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Slipknot Rob' post='805777' date='Mar 4 2006, 05:58 AM

I have the same ticking problem with my car. Its a bit worse when the car's cold for some reason. It's also louder when I back off of the throttle or just partially throttle it. My heat shield/cover for the cat is not connected properly, so i thought it might have been that but now think it's something more.



Hopefully someone can help you because i'd like to know what the problem is so i can fix the annoying sound. I thought it may have been a throw-out bearing in the clutch because there was a chatter when I disengeged the clutch, but that has stopped so I was suspecting the exhaust.



I'm hoping to get full RacingBeat exhaust system soon and new clutch and hoped that would fix the problem. Any help would be appreciated.




I fixed mine by tightening the hell out of my exhaust manifold and DP bolts. I mean I torqued them until I thought I was going to for sure break the studs...



Now no ticking...
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i got the ticking also, i broke a stud a wile back and im afraid to do it again, i just have a bolt in there now......
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Old 03-04-2006, 05:02 PM
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You mean you dont want to go through the joys of pulling the turbo?
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:10 AM
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I have the same problem and was thinking that it might be the gaskets between the dp and the turbo, turbo and manifold, and manifold and engine. I was just going to replace all of these when I get a chance. Because I don't drive my car much I have been waiting on it.
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:56 PM
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i had an awful leak like that one time i twas the gasket bgetween my turbo and turbo manifold, then recently on my other car it was the ehxuast gasket burned out when the bolts got loose, it let gases slip into the gasket and burn it up!
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weld it!
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