View Full Version : Exhaust Leak

01-17-2011, 12:35 AM
I've got an small exhaust leak between the turbo and the manifold, will it cause issues if I wait till its warmer to fix it?

01-17-2011, 03:47 PM
You probably don't want to wait. That leak is pre-O2 sensor, so it's probably making the car run worse, possibly over fueling. Another risk is having that extra hot air under the hood. You might get away with no major problems, but I had a leak not too long ago that melted the wires at the alternator, the upper timing cover and caused the belt to slip a couple teeth. Lots of no fun.

That was WITH all of the factory heat shielding in place, BTW.

01-17-2011, 05:27 PM
Mmm looks like I will be doing the gasket sooner than later because I dont have any factory heat shielding left lol