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    Up pipe gasket doesn't line up

    I just bought a used up pipe, and noticed that the oem gasket I have doesn't completely line up with the opening on the pipe. Is this anything to be worried about or am I just paranoid?




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    Is it going to hurt anything? No. Is it going to affect performance? Possibly. What up-pipe is it?
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    could pop a leak where the crush ring is inside the up pipe tube as well. maybe can dremel tool two of the holes so it will slide into position? id vote for finding a new gasket that fits right(hoping the pipe fits your turbo better than the gasket fits the up pipe lol) from grimmspeed or another factory, thats one job id rather not do twice.
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    I wouldn't worry about where there is some extra flange on the UP. Looks like they just didn't want to do the extra to fully shape it. The gasket doesn't completely cover the stock UP either - there is room for two brackets. Does the center line up correctly (looks like it)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    Is it going to hurt anything? No. Is it going to affect performance? Possibly. What up-pipe is it?
    I was told it was a tomei but I see no markings on it at all so I really doubt that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tirerob View Post
    could pop a leak where the crush ring is inside the up pipe tube as well. maybe can dremel tool two of the holes so it will slide into position? id vote for finding a new gasket that fits right(hoping the pipe fits your turbo better than the gasket fits the up pipe lol) from grimmspeed or another factory, thats one job id rather not do twice.
    I will probably try to dremel the gasket out because I doubt I'll find one that fits differently than the oem one.

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    Oh, I see it now. I thought you meant the outside.
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