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LCR - Cracked manifold, how many has experienced this?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Gubien, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Gubien

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    I'm planning on getting my exhaust manifold, turbo, and full exhuast replaced.... And would therefore get a new OEM exhuast manifold...

    But, many says, "If it's been remapped, the manifold has cracks, thats for sure.."... "Even unmapped LCR's manifolds has cracks"... I'm therefore interested in hearing how many actually have experienced this?

    And not just "I've heard .....blah blah...." Hope the thead make sense!
     
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  2. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    2 out of 3 I have looked at off the car have cracked
     
  3. Gubien

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    Ok, in a way that have influenced on the performance?
     
  4. roly

    roly midnightmotors.net

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    Mines cracked in a couple of places, not an LCR but is the same K04 mani
     
  5. Lodgey180

    Lodgey180 WoOoOoOsShH

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    i got a feeling mine is crack also.. its got a real tinny sound to it.. is there any better alternative ??
     
  6. Gubien

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    I was thinking about getting a new stock manifold ceramic coated inside, but dont know whether this will help anything.
     
  7. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope

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    not caused by the same 'crap' engine mount issues the older cars all used to suffer is it ?
     
  8. Gubien

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    Ehm, I have no idea?
     
  9. Gubien

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    Found those pictures on google

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    I know for sure some of my heatwrap that goes around my turbo is burnt at the bottom, so my could have a crack excatly the same place as this one
     
  10. JamJay

    JamJay California Bound

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    The JBS manifold is never going to happen I doubt but INA are looking for someone in Europe to try out their one. I suggest anyone with a cracked one heads over to the INA section and discusses this. I believe they are offering 1yr warranty also so if it's breaks in that time, your covered, you could also help out alot of people in future by finding, finally, a good replacement manifold!
     
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  12. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    HMMMH... could this be the source of my whistling noise, and running slightly lean?
     
  13. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    not really.. cracked but no wow loss of performance
     

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