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i just boost leak tested my car and the bop had a lot of air escaping, i put some multipurpose sealant on the bop where it meets the turbo...what else can i do to stop this leak???
 

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I just made my own block off plate out of 1/4 inch solid aluminum and I made my own gasket out of a bike inner tube. Works excellent, no leaks. I wouldnt recommend using sealant, just due to the high heat that its subject too. Just my opinion. goodluck
 

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I just made my own block off plate out of 1/4 inch solid aluminum and I made my own gasket out of a bike inner tube. Works excellent, no leaks. I wouldnt recommend using sealant, just due to the high heat that its subject too. Just my opinion. goodluck
Thats why its called high temp RTV sealent lol.
 

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Really? So you think the RTV sealant can handle the heat AND the pressure coming off that turbo? In the long run it will break down and it will leak. Just use a copper plate from OSH hardware or do what I did.
 

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Really? So you think the RTV sealant can handle the heat AND the pressure coming off that turbo? In the long run it will break down and it will leak. Just use a copper plate from OSH hardware or do what I did.
Yeah, I agree. You guys have seen our turbos after a few high boost runs right? I don't think RTV is going to work. Champ seems to have a good idea:thumbsup:
 

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SRTChamp4 said:
Really? So you think the RTV sealant can handle the heat AND the pressure coming off that turbo? In the long run it will break down and it will leak. Just use a copper plate from OSH hardware or do what I did.
Yeah, I agree. You guys have seen our turbos after a few high boost runs right? I don't think RTV is going to work. Champ seems to have a good idea:thumbsup:[/QUOTE]


People use bop's around here and put some RTV on it and it works perfect. Theres no leaking nothing. Even Performace Autowerks tells ya to do it this way.
 

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RTV is :gay:. Use copper plate or innertube, they will outlast RTV. Just think, why did the engineers that designed our vehicles use gaskets instead of RTV on everything? :readclose
 

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Just tighten the bolts. Use that arm of yours, haha. Also get the high temp rtv Sealant (black tube).
 

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Just tighten the bolts. Use that arm of yours, haha. Also get the high temp rtv Sealant (black tube).
:wah?!: Dont overtighten! no need to put your arm into it. Unless your a girlie man :gay:
 

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RTV is :gay:. Use copper plate or innertube, they will outlast RTV. Just think, why did the engineers that designed our vehicles use gaskets instead of RTV on everything? :readclose
Because they didnt have rtv sealent available?...duh lol :jk::michelinm
 

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I used an aluminum piece of flashing instead of copper because the home depot didn't have any copper probally due it becoming much more expensive and then went to autozone and got some copper rtv sealant which is made for turbocharged cars making a lot heat. It has held up good so far and no leaks which i was having a huge problem with it leaking just like you. I also tried normal rtv and also making my own gasket with no luck and it leaking like crazy.
 

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Home Depot is a home improvement store. They wouldn't carry copper plate. You would have to go to a Hardware store like OSH.
 
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