Hey, here's something I came up with and I wanted to sugget this to everyone!
As many of you know I have gripped about getting my car back with broken off exhaust studs for two months now. Well, I came up with a fix that has a lot of advantages to it.
Easy, instead of dropping the whole manifold, disassembling the turbo... Pull the head- it's a comparably priced job- and you get many other perks just b/c you pulled the head-
1> replace the gasket not with the OEM- but a copper one with fire rinds- courtesy of ATP- 8vturbo!!!
2> you get assured of the condition of your pistons, head and fastener torque!
3> chance to put on new belts etc...
4> YOU GET YOUR EXHAUST LEAK FIXED and the satisfaction that your car can be fast despite crooked low quality shops
By the way, if anyone can think of anything else I should do whilst the head is off the engine- give me a shout!!! -motor mounts? -oil cooler? -oil pump? -intake manifold insulator gasket? 10-14 lb wastegate sping?