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Old 02-15-2012, 12:52 PM   #21
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how about doing this then.. .

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fcuk that, paid premium price for a part and its leaking.
why should buyer work around it to fix it?

its like buying a ham sandwich but the ham is rotten, so you gotta put tuna in your supposedly 'ham' sandwich to make do.

strong logic is in the air.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #22
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which gasket did you use with manifold on install do you have an image?
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:51 PM   #23
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Bought a new Skunk2 Inlet manifold for my K-engine (no fake!). Sadly Skunk2 had no quality-check before delivery, so the inlet manifold was leaking at the flange to the thermostat housing -> missing cooling liquid -> steam bubbles in the blocke -> head gasket failure etc.
Skunk2 cancelled my questions in their "technical customer service", no possibility to get in contact with them.
We solved the problem now with a new "quality-flange".
Last time i bought rubbish Skunk2 products. All the other customers should make the quality check for themselfs.

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since you have received poor service from skunk2 might i suggest:

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:54 AM   #24
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since you have received poor service from skunk2 might i suggest:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boyco...45595102196279
pictures are worth 100000 words, look at how bad the casting shift was, some parts pictures can't explain how bad. one was so bad "their quality control' smoothed out past 1/4 out of the radius of the runner and still passed quality control, i would have chucked it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

some of these ridges were really bad for flow control... bad....





^^^^^^ shold have been scrapped!!!!!



check out the casting shift.. lol..




I don't post often, but honestly 500$ manifolds and this is the end result....
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:07 PM   #25
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Could have been filled with epoxy I guess...or maybe they only do that on their B-series manifolds?
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #26
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Could have been filled with epoxy I guess...or maybe they only do that on their B-series manifolds?
i'm serious this was junk, i ended up cutting up the water neck, cause customer's car was leaking, customer tightned the bolt the best theu could to stop it until it broke, so i ended up cutting the extension, trimming the gasket, re-installing the prb factory water neck, and porting to smooth out the radius in the manifold, otherwise it would have flowed like a bitch....

people pay money for aftermarket stuff to work/flow.. not to get this crap....

2nd junk2 manifold i've had my hands on, both needed work. let's see if 3r'd a charm....
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:22 PM   #27
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I was serious about the B-series one being filled with epoxy too.
http://forums.nwp4life.com/zerothread?id=32594&page=3
Pics are down, but SHGDan had posted them up, along with a measurement of their TB opening not being as large as advertised.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #28
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lol I found this EPOXY pic from superhonda (yes superhonda) back in '05

http://www.superhonda.com/forum/f49/...set-up-221922/


I saw SHGDans pictures before he took them down. Skunk2 customer service ORIGINALLY told him any replacement manifold could have epoxy in it. Then after links were posted to show the pic's SHGDan posted Skunk2 contacted SHGDan & he accepted an offer for a replacement manifold in exchange for taking the pics down. You can still read the original emails with customer service in the link signalpuke posted

the TB measurement pic still shows up in google images... too bad I could find the plenum epoxy picture

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Old 04-03-2012, 07:31 AM   #29
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nothing from that shit hole company surprises me anymore. been garbage for years. parts and service. save your money on buying their parts. they will never get their act together until people stop buying their products. they can make quality if they wanted to.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #30
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:01 AM   #31
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epoxy in the IM. i've always wondered about that and never believe it could happen... lets see what my production engineer has to say about that. but in my mind it can not have been a factory Japanese OEM practice. must be simply due to low end casting place trying to save a buck or two.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:31 AM   #32
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but in my mind it can not have been a factory Japanese OEM practice.
Lol at confusing Skunk2 with Japanese OEM. The only relationship Skunk2 has with Japan quality is the cars their parts are bolted on to.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:23 AM   #33
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i'm serious this was junk, i ended up cutting up the water neck, cause customer's car was leaking, customer tightned the bolt the best theu could to stop it until it broke, so i ended up cutting the extension, trimming the gasket, re-installing the prb factory water neck, and porting to smooth out the radius in the manifold, otherwise it would have flowed like a bitch....

people pay money for aftermarket stuff to work/flow.. not to get this crap....

2nd junk2 manifold i've had my hands on, both needed work. let's see if 3r'd a charm....
Maybe it's early and I'm not thinking correctly. How did you run the intake water neck then go back to prb? The skunk prb intake manifold doesn't come with the water neck. You bought the wrong part..

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Old 01-27-2014, 09:18 AM   #34
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why are all these old threads being bumped up??
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Why do people complain about old threads getting bumped? Isn't that why forums have a search function?
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #36
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Why do people complain about old threads getting bumped? Isn't that why forums have a search function?
I agree as long as its not a for sale thread. I'm still new to this forum and haven't seen half of these "old threads"
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I agree as long as its not a for sale thread. I'm still new to this forum and haven't seen half of these "old threads"
Glad you're on the forum. I found it super helpful for more exact (and easier to search then the "search" function on our board) searches to use Google. I put in what I'm searching for like this example " K20 oil pan baffle www.k20a.org" and it focuses on this forum. Happy searching.
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Why do people complain about old threads getting bumped? Isn't that why forums have a search function?
Exactly!

On Club RSX, the mods/admin run around closing threads by newbies and say they should search. And then they close threads once they think the OP got his answer so the thread is not available for further posting, elaborations, and updates when someone does find it with a search. Fucking idiocy, and no small part of why CRSX has crashed and burned.
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CRSX = "stance nation" and "tell me what parts to buy"
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People with issues searching, see this thread
https://www.k20a.org/forum/showthread.php?t=101300
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