View Full Version : My shit smells like birthday candles! HELP

11-23-2007, 03:47 PM
Just did a new megan manifold and downpipe last week, used oem nissan gasket for turbo to mani, and the megan gasket for mani to block. Car ran awsome right after the install, couple days later, I have noticed it has been getting gradually louder. Since the install, Ive noticed alot of smoke, not distinctly white or blue, just alot of smoke, its hard to tell as its been pretty cold here.
But ya, pretty much since the install, my car has smelt like birthday candles, I have checked in the bay, and there are no hoses in contact with the mani or turbo.
There was quite a bit of shaft play on my stock t25 turbo(s13 silvia), and Im thinking that my turbo is gone. Car is loud as hell now in the engine bay, louder under boost.
Any help at all would be awsome before I rip this shit apart

11-23-2007, 03:57 PM
New exhaust always smokes because it's burning of residues. Give it a week and see if it still smokes.

11-23-2007, 04:16 PM
yea, manifolds and exhaust with certin coatings burn off and smell kind aweird for the first few days.

you exhaust wouldnt get any louder if the turbo was blown

maby the bolts on the dp came loose. or the turbo outlet/j pipe that might make it louder

11-23-2007, 04:36 PM
Just did a new megan manifold and downpipe last week

Thats were made a mistake Megan exhaust products are horrible.

11-23-2007, 04:40 PM
I've seen many pplz use megan down pipe with no problem, but DON't USE THEIR PEICE OF CRAP GASKETS. They are known to blow or leak on you.