Exhaust downpipe gasket

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Exhaust downpipe gasket

Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:52 pm

Hi all,

Does the 4.4i have a gasket between the exhaust manifold and downpipe? I can't find one on realoem but I'm surprised bmw rely on a tapered fit to be gas tight.

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Re: Exhaust downpipe gasket

Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:19 pm

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Re: Exhaust downpipe gasket

Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:12 pm

That's the sort of thing I mean yes but when I enter my vin there's nothing on the manifold page and the manifold is a different design.

I'm certain there was nothing fitted when I removed the engine which is why I think it must just be sealed with paste

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Re: Exhaust downpipe gasket

Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:17 am

Having now picked a pre-2003 version, I can’t see anything about a seal/gasket either under engine, manifold or exhaust. As you suggest, it looks like a paste job. Facelift versions have a seal there.
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Re: Exhaust downpipe gasket

Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:42 pm

Nothing on mine. Not even paste and it doesn't leak.

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