Exhaust manifold cracking

Mihnea Cotet mik at info.fundp.ac.be
Fri Mar 8 23:32:57 EST 2002

At 23:18 8/03/2002 +0100, Eyvind Spangen wrote:
>Is the exhaust manifold prone to cracking on the 20vt engines? It
>looks like my manifold has got two cracks, one between cylinder #4 and
>#5 and one up by the wastegate..

I thought it was bomo-proof compared to the 10vt EM but last week I saw at
least 4 20vt cracked EMs so I guess they can be pretty prone to cracking as

>Do the studs break as easy on the 20v engine as on the 10v?


>BTW, if I have to replace the manifold, I'll buy a RS2 manifold, here
>in Europe, it costs less than the 200 or S4 manifold..

Where can you get it for cheaper than an S4 manifold? Just interested in
case I'd need one on a 20vt when I have one.



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