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Old 02-21-2007, 08:32 AM   #1
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whooopps...

I already have a new one on the way, will probably be here today.. but this happened on Monday... I took it all apart yesterday... And yes, I'm still missing a piece of the broken one..

enjoy...


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I *think* what happend is that a couple months ago my couplers blew off and when they did it caused the intake manifold to hit the firewall hard enough to cause a small crack... This past Sunday I autocrossed the car for the first time since I've been boosted so I believe that beating I put the car through just caused the crack to get bigger even though the car felt fine during the entire autocross and the ride home. I still have to get a new brake booster hose and a small plastic t-connector but she'll be back up n' running hopefully by Friday..

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Old 02-21-2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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It seems like a relatively common issue with boosted SVTs. What PSI were you pushing, and where does it measure boost from?
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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I"m only running the 8psi procharger kit.. at the time it blew, I was in second gear coasting to a stop with the clutch in, I felt the car stutter as though it was going to stall and just blipped the throttle... except the rpms didn't rise.. Instead I heard a boom and then the car stalled... Opened the hood and didn't see anythign at first.. Then I reached back where the bottom of the main part of the intake manifold should be...
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:53 AM   #4
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Did you buy that one that was for sale on ebay?? Last I looked it was still going for a cheap price.
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unless your running like 16+ lbs i dont see how its a problem of blowing your manifold to bits. The problem in this case was the mani hit the firewall and cracked.
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Wow that's scary. That crack must have gotten rather large to blow apart like that.
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:46 PM   #7
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It's odd b/c I didn't notice a crack at allll when I replaced the couplers.. so.. oh well... it should pull a bit stronger now :D
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