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Old 03-19-2017, 08:06 AM   #1
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Default Full-Race manifold Crack 😔

Anyway to fix this issue?
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1st I contacted Full-Race because I was under the impression all their manifolds came with a lifetime warranty, manifold was bought about a decade ago so it's had a long life.

Full-race employee told me they no longer honor the warranty apparently... so I took the manifold to a local well known fabrication shop and they fixed the cracked, lasted about a month and cracked again.

The fabricator noticed the head flange had shifted and move over time, he said it was due to heat/stress over time, I believe the shifted runner pushing against the last runner is what's causing the crack. Could I re-weld it and grind out enough material to create another gap in between the runners to possibly stop the cracking.







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It's a shame you bought it with a warranty and they will no longer honor it. I understand that a small company can cease to offer something provided to early customers but to breach the contract you formed with the original purchase is disappointing. If they had that response years ago before their partnership with BorgWarner (which really pays the bills nowadays) I doubt they would have been as successful or highly regarded.
Now you have an opportunity to look at new manifolds that have benefitted from those 10years of racing with new techniques and development.
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It's a shame you bought it with a warranty and they will no longer honor it. I understand that a small company can cease to offer something provided to early customers but to breach the contract you formed with the original purchase is disappointing. If they had that response years ago before their partnership with BorgWarner (which really pays the bills nowadays) I doubt they would have been as successful or highly regarded.
Now you have an opportunity to look at new manifolds that have benefitted from those 10years of racing with new techniques and development.
Any companies you recommend? Looking at GoAutoworks and TempestRacing as my top choices right now. Also curious as to why some companies just use solid head flanges, and others like this full race manifold use the cuts on the head flange????
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The cuts in the flange allow for a little bit of flex with contraction/expansion. Idk if it really makes a difference.

That runner, at least a section of it, that keeps cracking needs to be replaced, at minimum. Just tossing new weld onto it won't fix it, which is what it looks like that fab shop did.

I'd just buy a new manifold, you're going to be charged $100 at minimum to fix it 'right' and you've already paid for it to be fixed once, you're probably halfway into a new manifold already.
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Ouch. Right on their "robotic" weld!
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The cuts in the flange allow for a little bit of flex with contraction/expansion. Idk if it really makes a difference.

That runner, at least a section of it, that keeps cracking needs to be replaced, at minimum. Just tossing new weld onto it won't fix it, which is what it looks like that fab shop did.

I'd just buy a new manifold, you're going to be charged $100 at minimum to fix it 'right' and you've already paid for it to be fixed once, you're probably halfway into a new manifold already.
I have $50 tied up in the manifold so far with taking it to the fab shop, I would rather spend another $100 or so to fix it. Only reason being is all the newer topmounts made by other companies have the turbo positioned pretty much vertically. This older full race manifold actually leans the turbo forward away from the valve cover. Don't feel like have to modify my downpipe to fit a new manifold on etc.
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Ouch. Right on their "robotic" weld!
they hand weld the flanges
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I know, was being sarcastic...this is not the first time I have heard of them not honoring their supposed lifetime warranty. To be honest, putting a lifetime warranty on a pipe manifold is just ridiculous.
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I know, was being sarcastic...this is not the first time I have heard of them not honoring their supposed lifetime warranty. To be honest, putting a lifetime warranty on a pipe manifold is just ridiculous.

got ya.. GET THEM SALES DOE
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Yeah, seems to work for sure
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Ouch. Right on their "robotic" weld!
Lol, yeah it sucks that they won't back their product now even though a decade is a long time it's unfortunately not a lifetime😂

plenty of manifolds on the market for $500- $600 cheaper that will work just as well now.
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Well this tickles me....
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I am very disappointed in this. I have a Full-Race manifold as well, and stuck with them over many years with shitty wastegates placement only because they offer lifetime warranty. I've wasted so much money on different parts to aid in better intercooler clearance and downpipe fitment. And now they are no longer honoring their warranty? Seems like a breach of contract on their part and are liable to fix, replace, or compensate customers if the manifold break. I want to see the disclaimer that allows them to void warranties without user error.
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