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    Blowing exhaust manifold

    The wife's car has just started to blow between the head and the exhaust/turbo manifold. Luckily it's under warranty but is this a common thing? It's an 03 plate with 25k on it!
    2006 Astra VXR on 19's in Arden Blue
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnasher
    The wife's car has just started to blow between the head and the exhaust/turbo manifold. Luckily it's under warranty but is this a common thing? It's an 03 plate with 25k on it!

    Its quite common for the manifold to crack as the casting is not all that strong. Maybe worth checking

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    I'll get em to have a look - at least it's under warranty!

    If it has I'll try to get em to pop a VXR one on there (and then swap it with mine!)
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    It was a common one for the older XEV engines to snap manifold studs, which caused a leak. not quite so common on the Zlet from what I know, but at the end of the day, its still the same block and studs
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    Andy, I had the same problem on my old Calibra (with X20XEV) which was the main reason I started the thread
    2006 Astra VXR on 19's in Arden Blue
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    I'll get my coat then
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    Wasn't my intention Andy! You weren't to know.

    I was just interested as this has happened on two of the (very similair) engines that I/the bread knife had owned!

    Cheers for the reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnasher
    Wasn't my intention Andy! You weren't to know.

    I was just interested as this has happened on two of the (very similair) engines that I/the bread knife had owned!

    Cheers for the reply.
    I remember a member on here mentioned that had suffered a sheared manifold stud on his Zlet sometime last year, I cant remember who it was though
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