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they are same i have fitted ones off Peugeot Citroen to 1.4 and 1.6 and turbo cars crossed over to mini engines in the past worked fine.
 

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hmmm i'm pulling mine off tomorrow as have a backfire issue on the over run will have a lot at mine,,, is it a crack or part of mould lines from being plastic moulded perhaps,,
 

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i'll have a look tomorrow
 

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never got to it today had a day from hell outside in the sun as well i'm bloody cooked,,, joys of vag silliness,,
 

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Well, another used manifold arrived today and that has exactly the same crack in exactly the same position.
Now I'm either really unlucky or it's part of moulding and just looks like a crack.
I don't think I've got much choice but to refit my original manifold but with a different throttle.
 

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drip some thinners or petrol on one side of it, if it dont seep through then its not cracked,, as said before might be a mould line,, from the heated metal injection moulding process they get made by at factory,, ie they heat the plastic up until it is liquid and then pump it in to the moulds,, below link explains how they are produced ,
 

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no i had a day off today spent in and out of hot tub lovely day no bloody oil or grease even switched phone off,, been waiting on some engine parts meant to be here first thing and never turned up so made use of the day lol.. will get at it over weekend sometime,, need to do it as i have a slight back fire on over run think i got a injector dripping or coil pack maybe playing up, a cracked inlet could also cause it as well
 

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I filled in the crack with some sealant, fitted the new throttle, spent an hour putting that twat bolt back, cleared the codes and took it for a spin.
Drove like a dream, no codes, no hesitation, spot on.
Such a relief. Looks like it was a faulty throttle after all.
Anyway, the bitch of a car is getting sold!
 

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I filled in the crack with some sealant, fitted the new throttle, spent an hour putting that twat bolt back, cleared the codes and took it for a spin.
Drove like a dream, no codes, no hesitation, spot on.
Such a relief. Looks like it was a faulty throttle after all.
Anyway, the bitch of a car is getting sold!
its funny that i have come to that decision with mine partly due to the amount of my life i have spent under it and some life style changes and a pet that is just growing like the bill on my mini lol.
 
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