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Old 04-23-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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I got my Kyosho Fazer today. I read about breaking in the engine so i did that for 3 to 4 tanks was running perfectly. Then i took it out again in a car park (instead of my street) and after running it i noticed the exhaust manifold was leaking.

I was about to tighten it and noticed it had cracked and was in 2 pieces. I took the manifold off and the gasket had cracked aswell.

Is this a manufacturing fault?

Also, Do the exhaust manifold and exhaust have to connect together? or can you just use the connector piece to connect the two? (the exhaust manifold and exhaust connect on the fazer).

Any help would be much appreciated,

Thanks,

Kurt
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:12 PM   #2
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Hi,

I got my Kyosho Fazer today. I read about breaking in the engine so i did that for 3 to 4 tanks was running perfectly. Then i took it out again in a car park (instead of my street) and after running it i noticed the exhaust manifold was leaking.

I was about to tighten it and noticed it had cracked and was in 2 pieces. I took the manifold off and the gasket had cracked aswell.

Is this a manufacturing fault?

Also, Do the exhaust manifold and exhaust have to connect together? or can you just use the connector piece to connect the two? (the exhaust manifold and exhaust connect on the fazer).

Any help would be much appreciated,

Thanks,

Kurt
I,m not that familair with the Fazer, but I do know that the exhast manifold is one piece, and the pipe is one piece. It does sound like something was defective. As far as the gasket goes,it's not uncommon for those to crack. To better understand you situation, post pictures if you can. I'm sure after seeing what happen someone can give you a more definitive answer.
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Hi,

I got my Kyosho Fazer today. I read about breaking in the engine so i did that for 3 to 4 tanks was running perfectly. Then i took it out again in a car park (instead of my street) and after running it i noticed the exhaust manifold was leaking.

I was about to tighten it and noticed it had cracked and was in 2 pieces. I took the manifold off and the gasket had cracked aswell.

Is this a manufacturing fault?

Also, Do the exhaust manifold and exhaust have to connect together? or can you just use the connector piece to connect the two? (the exhaust manifold and exhaust connect on the fazer).

Any help would be much appreciated,

Thanks,

Kurt
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:23 AM   #4
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Hi, Thanks for the replies.

Could I use a different manifold? I found one on ebay:

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Heres the pictures of the manifold and engine. Sorry about the quality crappy phone camera.

Thanks,

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Yep, that's broke. That should be one piece. That is why it's leaking. As new as it is and as long as you haven't crashed it and the rest of the exhaust isn't smashed up, i'd say it's a manufacturing defect or a poor design.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:12 AM   #6
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I've just bought the part on ebay. I measured the manifold and had the same measurements as the one that i'm buying. Its only 6 for which looks like a better designed one.

Thanks for you help guys!

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