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Made a ramhorn - now afraid of metal pieces inside

Old 02-16-2009, 05:53 PM
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Default Made a ramhorn - now afraid of metal pieces inside

A friend of mine made me an equal length ramhorn manifold. It's welded with mig (only co2).

The problem is that some of the welds went trough, so there might be some metal pieces inside the manifold that could damage my turbo and maybe also my engine?

What should I do now? - I can't just get inside and polish all metal pieces and welds
maybe should I run the engine with this manifold without turbo, so it cleans itself when it reaches operating temperature?

I really don't know what to do

Partially welded manifold:

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Old 02-16-2009, 06:11 PM
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blow it out with an air hose then put it on
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by civiceggturbo
blow it out with an air hose then put it on
+1 unless you large chunks of metal that is blocking exhaust flow then do not worry about it.

btw nice looking mani.
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:29 PM
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decent mani, should have used a tig tho.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Birdley42008
decent mani, should have used a tig tho.
why?
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:43 PM
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Thx for the compliments I'm just worried that there are some metal pieces left inside the manifold that could come off while operating at high temperature=> destroying my turbo Should I clean the inside somehow?
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:11 PM
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I'm not sure how that's gonna hold up. It looks to me like what's been welded so far is just using a series of tacks and what give much strength at all.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:16 PM
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your friend needs to learn how to weld beads and not make 5,000 tack welds.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:19 AM
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i ---- around sometimes to make fun of ssauto and make welds like that on non-supporting things.

my fluxcore > your friend
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by danwjmu
why?
cleaner
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