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Old 03-19-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Up Pipe -> Turbo leak

So i recently discovered that I have leak from my up pipe to my turbo. I installed everything myself about ~6 months ago. I had no leaks when I finished all my installs so this is a recent development.

I used the Grimmspeed 2x thick gaskets, so I'm not sure if the gasket failed or what the issue is.

My question is whether I should buy another gasket or if I should just forgo the gasket all together? Any help would be appreciated.

As a bit of an aside, I also threw a p0304 code (cyl 4 misfire) could this leak possibly trigger it?
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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You need a gasket.
Use a stock thickness gasket.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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find out if the leak is from the lower or the top gasket first. You have to have a gasket or it will leak like crazy. No it will not cause the code, thats a separate issue
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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Been there. The lower joint was the issue in my case. I used on oem gasket and locking nuts, that solved it.

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Old 03-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #5
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I'd try tightening the flanges down first. Hardware can vibrate itself loose over time. If tightening it up doesn't fix it some new gaskets may be necessary. If they've blown out or become defective because of a defect in the part we will definitely get them replaced for you!

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Old 03-20-2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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I'd try tightening the flanges down first. Hardware can vibrate itself loose over time. If tightening it up doesn't fix it some new gaskets may be necessary. If they've blown out or become defective because of a defect in the part we will definitely get them replaced for you!

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This is why i buy from GS if possible the customer service is 2nd to none.Hell they even hunt your problems down and try to fix them apparently
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #7
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I'd try tightening the flanges down first. Hardware can vibrate itself loose over time. If tightening it up doesn't fix it some new gaskets may be necessary. If they've blown out or become defective because of a defect in the part we will definitely get them replaced for you!

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Mike,

I retightened everything in that area (downpipe, uppipe, turbo, etc...) and the leak persists. So I do believe that I need a new gasket.
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