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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old September 9th, 2017, 08:10   #1
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Default Exhaust Manifold to Turbo Gasket...


Would y'all recommend using this gasket between the turbo and exhaust manifold or no? I have an exhaust leak from behind the middle of the engine. I don't think it's coming from that spot. And I don't want to warp the flange there by sandwiching a metal ringed gasket someplace is not supposed to be.

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Old September 9th, 2017, 08:24   #2
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i dont use one, and its ok. didnt look at link, if i remember its an expensive gasket.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 17:24   #3
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The triangular gasket is not used from the factory. It's a metal to metal seal.

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Old September 9th, 2017, 21:50   #4
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There wasn't one when I dismantled my engine for project and I didn't put anything in there when I reassembled it.

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You didn't poison the coffee, did you? Not anymore than I usually do.
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