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I know mine is gone. When i start the car you can hear the exhaust leaking out of it. When reving its pretty loud and you can smell the fuel. Also on the under part of my hood its covered in black smoke and also around the compressor housing. Am I losing boost at all with this leaking???
I was going to try and tighten the bolts but i dont want to strip them or break one. I think im going to take it somewhere
 

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you think that will work??

I thought you have to replace the gasket and then use some kind of sealer??
Maybe Ill do that this weekend
 

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Why dont you ever do anything yourself? Pull off the ****ing turbo, buy a rebuild kit, install and done!

If you know how to use a torque wrench you dont really have to worry about breaking bolts.

I can pull a turbo in like 20 minutes, a head in an hour. I have gotten good after having rebuilt my motor twice this year. turning wrenches is easy, its the electrical problems that are tricky.
 

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Why dont you ever do anything yourself? Pull off the ****ing turbo, buy a rebuild kit, install and done!
I was talking about doing it myself. Why would i need a rebuild kit, its just the gasket. The main reason why i wouldnt want to mess with the turbo is that when its taken apart it has to be rebalance. If its not in the long run problems will happen. I would rather someone else do it so that if something else happens it might be under warranty.

I have gotten good after having rebuilt my motor twice this year. turning wrenches is easy, its the electrical problems that are tricky.
Thats why id rather have people do the work for me. If something happens take it back and most of the time they will fix it for cheap or free. The turbo isnt that serious but it does make most/all the power for my car. Id rather it be fixed right the first time. Fixing little things are something i do. (alt, oil change, axles, brakes.....)
 

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mx6GT91 said:
If something happens take it back and most of the time they will fix it for cheap or free.
Let me make sure I understand this correctly -- you're saying if someone proves themselves incompetent by messing up, you take your ride back to them so they can further mess up?

Why?

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Id rather it be fixed right the first time.
There is only one person on the face of the planet who cares for your wheels as much as you. Why trust it to someone who only cares about your money?
 
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There is only one person on the face of the planet who cares for your wheels as much as you. Why trust it to someone who only cares about your money?
Probably because it appears that MX6GT91 has a lot of it :)
 

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Damn it looks like rebel woke up on the wrong side of the bed. As to your question mx6GT91. All u have to do it take the turbo off and open up the turbin housing and use some rtv glue like SixSick6 mentioned. because as far as i can tell there is no gasket between the center section and the housing. So try that and you should be good to go. Good luck.
 

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Thats my next question. where do i get the gasket. I was thikin of going to the place that did my upgrade. Im sure they have the gasket.

Im thinkin that its just my downpipe thats leaking. Isnt there bolts that hold it up to the turbo?? There is still exhaust smoke on the compressor housing.

There is only one person on the face of the planet who cares for your wheels as much as you. Why trust it to someone who only cares about your money?
Because the people that fix my car are people I know.
 

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Damn it looks like rebel woke up on the wrong side of the bed. ....
The internet does misrepresent things quite well :rolleyes:

To me, it sounds like the turbine housing is loose. RTV sealant is NOT going to seal exhaust from leaking. It sounds to me like the exhaust is leaking onto the compressor housing and causing the black sooty residue.
 

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To me, it sounds like the turbine housing is loose. RTV sealant is NOT going to seal exhaust from leaking. It sounds to me like the exhaust is leaking onto the compressor housing and causing the black sooty residue.
Thats what I thought but not to long ago I was driving it and I was going into 3rd and my BOV didnt go off. Also noticed my idle was somewhat high. I pulled over and looked around, I heard a load hissing noise. The line that I tied into for my boost gauge was disconnected. I fixed it and reved it some and it sounded like it was the downpipe?? Im sure its the its the turbin housing as you said or there wouldnt be any exhaust there. I can also smell the burnt fuel when i rev it with my hood open.
 

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I think mx6gt91 is referring to the gasket on the turbine housing, not the compressor housing. I don't see how a leaking compressor housing would cause an exhaust leak (I would think that would cause a boost leak).

I'm willing to bet that there is a leak where the exhaust joint pipe bolts to the turbine housing. There is DEFINITELY a gasket there. I suppose it could also be a leak where the turbine housing meets the center section (where the turbine plates are.) I haven't had one of these apart before though, so I'm no expert.

It also wouldn't be a bad idea to check your downpipe/joint pipe assembly as it is probably custom fabbed for that T3 and probably isn't of the best design.
 

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I'm willing to bet that there is a leak where the exhaust joint pipe bolts to the turbine housing. There is DEFINITELY a gasket there. I suppose it could also be a leak where the turbine housing meets the center section (where the turbine plates are.) I haven't had one of these apart before though, so I'm no expert.
Thats what I was talking about. Just got home and I look at the bolts and 1 is so loose that i can spin it with my finger. (and then get burt to hell:p ) Ill wait for them to cool off before i tighten them so that i dont damage the bolts.

Tightened them down and its still making the noise. I left the car on and felt around for air. The adapter plate that adapts (duh) the turbo to the exhaust mani is loose. Ill tighten that down 2morrow since its dark here. Ill have to take the turbo off, I dont think i can get a wrench in there.
 
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