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Hi Guys,

I have a problem with a leaking exhaust mani gasket on my single turbo GTR. Would anyone happen to know of a specialist in the Northwest area other than RB (too busy! and pointed me to this site :) ) who can do the job for me?

Tried searching but have had little joy.

Any help appreciated. :)
 

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Single / twin turbo doesnt matter. It'll still be a pair of gaskets :)
 

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Oh right, sorry, I see what you mean.

Dont fancy doing it yourself then? Single turbo makes it much easier to work on the car yourself - easier access to bolts, less stuff to remove, more obvious where things go when putting it back together etc :)
 

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Hi mate.

Problem is , I am not good at all with tools! :eek:

How easy is it to change, maybe there is a GTR 32 owner on this site who knows how to change the gasket and willing to do it for me for some money. Anyone!? :)
 

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Hi mate.

Problem is , I am not good at all with tools! :eek:

How easy is it to change, maybe there is a GTR 32 owner on this site who knows how to change the gasket and willing to do it for me for some money. Anyone!? :)
Changing of the gaskets isnt all that difficult. If you feel up to the task, carefully label the parts and even take some photos prior to removal.

Some important points

Make sure to remove all the old gasket material from the head. And cover up the ports with a towel while doing this to prevent any of the old gasket material from entering the head.

When re-installing the factory manifolds, tight the bolts in sequence starting with the most inner bolts then outward.

In all, the job should take a professional from 1-2 hours. So in the event you do take it to a shop, this is the labor time-line you should be looking at.

Lastly, while the seibi is in there, I recommend changing all the exhaust gaskets including the turbo ones.

Best of luck.
 

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Hi mate.

Problem is , I am not good at all with tools! :eek:

How easy is it to change, maybe there is a GTR 32 owner on this site who knows how to change the gasket and willing to do it for me for some money. Anyone!? :)
Where are you in the country? :)
 

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In all, the job should take a professional from 1-2 hours. So in the event you do take it to a shop, this is the labor time-line you should be looking at.
Not standard ones, no way. That's about right for a single turbo manifold change, standard ones you can double that, easily!
 

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Hi Guys,

Appreciate the responses. :)

I am in Manchester area, also to make things clearer - my car is an R32 GTR running a HKS T45 single turbo. I believe its the turbo to exhaust manifold gasket that needs changing but then again - I am not technical at all. :(

Any further help, advice appreciated.
 

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Bump, anyone know who can tackle this on for me. I just cant get away from work! :(

ps happy new year guys
 

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You can use a 3 foot section of small diameter hose (stick one end in your ear). Run the other end along the exhaust flanges and you will soon find the leak. You will hear a rush of wind in your ear. Do it with the engine COLD and be careful not to touch any surfaces that will become hot quickly...
 
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