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Ae112r sportivo exhaust manifold cracked

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Hi. I'm pretty bew to this but I've had a 2001 sportivo for about 9 years and had a couple of turbo problems about 4 years ago. I've finally got the time to actually have a look at the car and it seems I've got a large crack in the exhaust manifold. I believe this is the cause of my "turbo" problem, from everything i know about how a turbo works i think it's a pressure problem and the crack in the exhaustmanifold is the only real problem i can diagnose. Does anyone know where i could get a new manifold for cheap or is it something I'm going to need fabricated?

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Is it a steel or cast manifold?

If its steel someone could weld it up. But even if its cast  a skilled welder could weld it up for you. But make sure they know how to weld cast. Pre heat and post heat etc. 

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you can successfully weld cast but you have to do it correctly. I cant remember the details but there are special welding rods for it and there is a pre and/or post heating technique to relieve the stresses in the material. 

If you don't do it properly it will crack again almost immediately:) 

 

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