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    Downpipe/Turbo Exhaust Leak

    I was hearing sound coming from the engine compartment that didn't sound quite right. I let the car cool for a long while then took my heat shield off. Started the car then ran around to the passenger side and felt around where the downpipe fits to the turbocharger. I could feel air coming from the drivers side of the DP/TC. Checked all the nuts and bolts to see if everything was snug and indeed it was. Any ideas on whats up? Thanks.
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    Did you reuse the gasket or replace it? If replaced, what gasket was used?
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    I used the gasket with the invidia turboback I bought. Should I have re-used the stock one? It was in fine shape.
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    Love that boxer sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexWRX06
    I used the gasket with the invidia turboback I bought. Should I have re-used the stock one? It was in fine shape.
    You don't reuse gaskets.

    The gaskets included are garbage. Buy a new OEM gasket and replace the one you have there.
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