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Old 01-05-2004, 06:11 PM
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yea... so i found a leak from my turbo to my downpipe... should i just tighten the clamp really really tight? i don't want to break it... or should i use some type of sealant??? thanks



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Old 01-05-2004, 06:30 PM
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What I do whenever my front pipe goes on is put some grease on the inside of the v-band. It will tell you right away if there's a leak there or not. It will eventually burn off, so give the v-band time to "warp" to each other. Don't tighten it down super duper ooper tight though.
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Old 01-08-2004, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by vspecpgt' date='Jan 6 2004, 06:11 AM
yea... so i found a leak from my turbo to my downpipe... should i just tighten the clamp really really tight? i don't want to break it... or should i use some type of sealant??? thanks



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What does the DP side look like? A true v-band or a "hand machined" flange? O have heard that v-band to v-band machined fittings on the exhaust warp and leak. Just trying to figure out what mine is going to do before the end of the month.
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its a flange that i ordered from innovative... though the clamp has 3 spaces in it (allows it to tighten) i might order a clamp from rotary extreme... it is a two peice clamp, but seems like it would be a lil better.... the leak is small... i just don't like the sound....
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