Can someone answer the rest of the questions Thanks again Also is it common for the exhaust manifolds to be warped I would them need to have it machined at a shop. What would be a decent price for having it machined Are there other options apart from machining e.g. a product that would go between the gasket and the exhaust manifold Are there aftermarket gaskets which are thicker than mazda OEM
I just hope the manifolds are not warped. All three mechanics I have seen are saying that they might be warped. In that case they would have to machine it. Cheapest I got quoted was 15 per port. I think that that car has original mazda exhaust manifolds on my mazda 6 2005 v6. I am keeping my fingers crossed. This is not my mazda so I am not sure that has been done to this car. Should I just get the mazda gaskets from the dealer or is it ok to buy cheaper ones from say ROCKAUTO.com. Thanks
Quote Originally Posted by dale_gribble The stock DP clears the driveshaft flange no problem. Ill let you guys know if the CP-E clears since I should be installing it soon. Ceramic coating cost me 75 at my local powdercoat shop. For VVT maybe start a new thread since it is OT and we can discuss. isnt the stock dp bigger than the cpe With all the heat shielding and such. I have the cpe dp as well so
Quote Originally Posted by dale_gribble The stock DP is bigger at the car area yes but then it is pretty thin around the driveshaft flange. It looks like I will be installing CP-E tomorrow so stay tuned. I will glued to this lol. I wanna see how this dp works out with manifold.
I&39ve had all those off a couple times. They&39re not all that hard IMO. You may not even need to take that cat off the car... just loosening the nuts up and getting it as slack as possible may give you enough room to get the gasket out... Hope so because actually getting the thing off the car required me to take all the pieces between the manifolds and the beginning of the actual catback loose to
I&39ve got a stock header in my garage and the bolts are not really part of the manifold. They screw into nuts that are welded to the flange on the bottom of the manifold. Is that from a newer 6i It looks totally different than the older manifolds which did not have the cat attached to the manifold.
Quote I&39ve got a stock header in my garage and the bolts are not really part of the manifold. They screw into nuts that are welded to the flange on the bottom of the manifold. Is that from a newer 6i It looks totally different than the older manifolds which did not have the cat attached to the manifold. [b] i have no idea that&39s not my picture i got that off ebay haha. i just needed the picture to identify the two bolts. thanks for the answer
Quote I&39ve got a stock header in my garage and the bolts are not really part of the manifold. They screw into nuts that are welded to the flange on the bottom of the manifold.[b] yup that&39s pretty much what it looked like on bobbinka&39s manifold when I looked at it. But one of the nuts looked like it broke off the weld. It was free spinning i had to get a wrench in there to hold it while bobbinka tightened the other end.
From the SU product page QUOTE Quote SteedSpeed manifold exhaust passages are TUBULAR inside[b] It is CNC&39d with a tubular interior - 1018 steel QUOTE Quote Final product will vary from the photo above.[b] The picture and description are NOT for the DISI application. The picture is actually for the 22RTE turbo manifold. If you notice the picture has the T3 flange and external wastegate flange on
Actually the friction and velocity losses generated by a true tubular exhaust manifold are arguably higher than a tubular log style manifold. Both are going to have tight bends on our cars so I think it just comes down to how short the pipes are. The closer that you can get the turbo to the exhaust ports the better and I am not convinced that a divided collector is any better that anything else it
THe first is a pic comparing the size of the stock KO4 to the GT3071R. Note the shear size difference between the two The next pic is actually the GT3071R snuggled amongst the exhaust manifold. [attachmentid18094] [attachmentid18095]
Quote Progress and before you know it you will be finished. I as I said before I can&39t wait to hear the first impressions of the new install. [b] Believe it or not I threw the stocker back on there. I did use the ATP downpipe though This install is very do-able. A few things that would make it go smoother. -make sure the studs on the turbo for the oil return line are threaded out so that you can
Awesome write up. Judging by this Quote I can tell you however that my 14 mile trap speed increased a consistent 2 mph. Up to 105 from 103. Very pleased with the results.[b] That would mean a 15-20 flywheel hp increase at sea level. Looks like a really nice piece too. Looking at the first picture on the stock manifold it looks like there was some sort of exhaust leak on the right Or is that just strange lighting Also any chance for a vid of the sound
Quote I&39ll tell you one thing after it gets hot it gets sexier ... Also I have been in the car before and after definately a better exhaust tone...[b] I bet its like having a night light in the engine bay after the turbo and exhaust manifold heat up.
So you trapped 105mph but I missed your actual ET. 13.2 13.0 12&39s Just wondering cause I haven&39t seen you post anything in the DynoTrack section. I think it&39s pretty obvious guyes that a nice flowing manifold like that will help with spool time and exhaust flow. You all don&39t get all sceptical about any gains when people add new downpipes - this is no different. Just look at the stock log type crappy OEM piece - those tights bends are horrible for flow.
Quote be skeptic all you want thats fine but it sounds like you are calling me an idiot by saying i have some f&39d up butt dyno or skewed 14 times. before the manifold i havent added anything to the car since last december. i kept trapping 102-103 every trip down the track. my FIRST pass down the strip after the manifold was 105. the very first one doesnt that say at least anything to you just because
Is the stock manifold very restrictive for a bnrs3 Wondering if I want to upgrade my manifold down the road. What sort of gains to you expect to get
Once you go BT an exhaust manifold starts to actually make a difference but there is alot of debate and numbers hwoing certain units to be much mor efficient than others (tubular vs a steedspeed for instance). LOOKS GOOD ERIC
Its pretty new on the market but seems to be trending around 20ish hp 40ish tq XS Power Turbo manifold is here... Install pics & Dyno results to follow soon. - mazdaspeed Forums Code Flow in cfm & percentage of flow worse than best flowing runnerRUNNER 1 2 3 4STOCK 188cfm 146cfm 281cfm 219cfm% WORSE 33% 48% Best 22% AVG FLOW OF ALL RUNNERS 208cfm Flow in cfm & percentage of flow worse than best flowing
I was never a big fan of aftermarket manifolds. The good ones are always overpriced and the gains seem minimal. Then you get a cheaper one thay aint worth st so theres never a middle ground. Hopefully this xspower manifold can be that. Its reasonably priced and lookslike its good quality. I dont like the welding on the runners to the flange (on any manifold) good chance for leaks. Lets see how it goes. If it holds up I might try one myself
thats SEXY ........That is your DNP manifold isn&39t it Your venting that to air aren&39t you If you were gonna run it back into the exhaust where would you tap back in at
QUOTE (Deadman Sep 24 2008 1222 PM) Quote i think for some reason its the PG mani. Which i have And i suppose that could be done down the road haha Looks very nice whoosh props[b] I have both manifolds this one is the Protege Garage manifold I&39ve done a little work on the inside in terms of smoothing and there is bracing on the underside to support the EWG&39s added weight Plus I forgot the EGT
Is this something that PG may consider offering as an option for their manifold Or maybe not an option but another manifold to be offered I guess once you see if it fits and all is well.
QUOTE (MS6_Auburn_Fan Sep 24 2008 1209 PM) Quote Is this something that PG may consider offering as an option for their manifold Or maybe not an option but another manifold to be offered I guess once you see if it fits and all is well.[b] Hmm PG doesn&39t have the manifold offered at all on their website.
it&39s ddefinately possible. amongst other things it could be. i think my car has an exhaust leak no smell but at idle it sounds like exhaust is seeping from the headers. lets just hope that ur issue is just the gasket and not a cracked manifold or somethin
Quote Originally Posted by ms6bb0y over the engine. never thought i could do it from under. alot of shit in the way. i remember reading something about getting that exhaust manifold off and the two super pain-in-the-ass bolts... but youll have to scour the forums. its a relatively older thread. probably one of whooshs.
P.S. I recently did an engine swap and had replaced my exhaust gaskets. I made the mistake of leaving the rear off to get the engine back in and it was a pain to get the manifold back on. I had it take off the passenger wheel remove the plastic and unbolt the alternator. Front wasnt too bad but still pretty tough with the radiator still in. Lost lots of forearm skin on that job...
I need some help locating some stock exhaust manifolds for both left and right and also cat converter. when my car was purchased it had aftermarket headers on it and i want to return the vehicle to stock. any suggestions i am willing to sell aftermarket ones if i find stock ones or even trade.
oh yeah unless you have obx its not a gasket leak. If its around there its likely the manifolds I&39d figure out exactly where the leak is before you remove the manifolds. If you cant find the leak though you could take the off the manifolds and seal one end of em and fill em up with water. where the water leaks it leaks good way to find all the leaks especially if you have multiple of em ya never know.
QUOTE (markyb Oct 24 2008 1121 AM) Quote best aproach is to pay someone if you dont have a lift.otherwise wear gloves and from undernieth its seriously a pain tho. also instead of removing the manifold just pull the studs and replace just the gasket... last question are you sure its a gasket leak we have spring steel gaskets ie they never leak unless the mani is warped or cracked.[b] Great answer
Steedspeed doesn&39t have an MS6 manifold yet - hopefully by the end of the summer they will have this available. Currently the only turbo manifold options are PG and DNP.
QUOTE (turkey Jul 1 2008 0543 AM) Quote httpwww.streetunit.comSteedspeed_MZR_T...susteedmzr.htm [b] The Steedspeed manifold is pre-order only at this point. They just got their hands on an OEM example of the turbo manifold and will start working on it now. They (Steedspeed) said directly that it shouldn&39t take more than 6 weeks to have a completed piece. Obviously timelines can and usually do change a bit but I would like to think this should be released by the fall sometime.