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China made exhaust manifold?

Posted by bcjjones, Sep 19, 2013

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  1. bcjjones

    bcjjones Proven Member

    Joined Nov 3, 2011
    Austin, Texas
    Needed a new exhaust manifold, found one locally for 40 bucks.

    I didn't notice until I got home, that it says china on it. Here it is, were there china made copy cat cast manifolds? If so, anyone know the quality? Seems to be of pretty good quality.

    Sorry cant get the picture to upload.....basically it looks identical to a 2g stock cast manifold...but it has China and some numbers stamped on it.
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  2. jayson427

    jayson427 Proven Member

    Joined Dec 20, 2011
    Mesa, Arizona
    What are the numbers on it that would help.

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    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    manual · 2G DSM
  3. bcjjones

    bcjjones Proven Member

    Joined Nov 3, 2011
    Austin, Texas
    5013771 CHINA
    219D 90/01

    That's exactly how its laid out also...on the bottom of the manifold
  4. Matticus

    Matticus Proven Member

    Joined Mar 2, 2008
    Orange, Texas
    If you have time, can you take some pictures of it?
  5. dans95dsm

    dans95dsm Proven Member

    Joined Jul 29, 2013
    phoenix, Arizona
    most (from my experience) china made stuff is produced for quantity not quality, and can last you a while or break a few days later, you can use it and it can last you a long time go for it if you want.

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    · 2G DSM
  6. dilbertgonebad

    dilbertgonebad Probationary Member

    Joined Nov 8, 2005
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Also these are still available new (~$100) from places like autozone, and come with limited (1 year) limited warranty.
    I have done stock, and cracked it, slowboy and cracked it. my Forced performance is holding but it has only seen one weekend, and the runners are huge.
    most if not all of em are imported. I wouldn't worry about it too much
  7. BurrowZ

    BurrowZ Proven Member

    Joined Nov 28, 2010
    Duluth, Minnesota
    I just sold one of these myself. Had CHINA stamped right on the underside. Wish I had taken a picture...

    Seemed to look like an OEM replacement but I have no idea where it came from. I got it from an eBay auction steal and didn't need it.

    EDIT: I totally did take a picture, apparently.

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.810 @ 101.120 · 2G DSM
  8. 1992 Eagle Talon TSi

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi Proven Member

    Joined Oct 2, 2012
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Looks like dorman reproduction manifold. I have one sitting in my room, part number 674-265. Mine says made in Vietnam, but the first part number is the same.

    I work at oreilly's & bought this for myself. Pretty good quality copy, most of dormans stuff seems to be that way.
  9. JusMX141

    JusMX141 Moderator

    Joined Dec 13, 2005
    Greensburg, Pennsylvania
    Dorman (or similar) reproduction. They're copies of 1G manifolds, actually....smaller runners than a 2G manifold, and the cheap carbon-steel casting will still crack over time. Paperweight.

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    manual · 2G DSM

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi
    manual · 1G DSM

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
  10. lasershark

    lasershark Proven Member

    Joined May 17, 2013
    over yander, Idaho
    the china steel is just not that strong their steel is made with less (carbon?) i cant remember but i saw a show on that a long time ago
    always the pointless info that sticks

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
  11. boosting88

    boosting88 Proven Member

    Joined Nov 3, 2011
    des plaines, Illinois
    Get an fp manifold you won't ever need another.

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