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Old 10-23-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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I only drove the car for about 5 minutes, I did get on it a little but not over 5k. I smelt burning andI thought the breather popped off the valve cover. I pulled over and my exhaust manifold was fglowing red WTF. Anyone have an idea, it is a 2.3 turbo.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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umm... its running really lean??
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:44 PM   #3
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A lot of people have glowing manifolds. It could be timing, lean, rich. If you can, pull codes or search on TF about the issue (I'm sure you don't have one though)
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:45 PM   #4
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Does it still have a have the exhaust convertor in it. Drop exhaust off turbo. And see if does better. Pipe maybe stopped up. Old trick potatoe in exhaust pipe.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:15 PM   #5
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It still ran as good as always, I'mstumped. I noticed valve cover gasket was leaking, could oil on the manifold make it glowing red? I don't think so
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:36 PM   #6
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The oil would make it smoke but the glowing I'm sure is fine
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:58 PM   #7
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Driving it aggressivly will make it glow red. Mine has glown red more times than i can count. Had my downpipe glowing too.

Its a neat glow from under the car.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:19 PM   #8
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If thats all it is i am happy as ****. It is the first time I've seen it, would a s.s header stop that?
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:14 AM   #9
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s.s header?
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:14 AM   #10
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