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      01-12-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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2008 BMW 335i  [4.67]
Downpipe fitment issue (v-clamp won't close)

So I finally got around to installing my downpipes but I am having a issue with the longer downpipe (front turbo). I can't get the v-clamp to close on the pipe/turbo flanges because the Downpipe flange doesn't sit flush against the turbo. On one side it is flush, but on the other side there is a small gap about halfway around the pipe. Even though the v-clamp grabs both, it does not close because the flanges are not tight enough.

Has anyone encountered this? Are there any suggestions or do I need to replace the downpipe because of a poor fit? I will try posting pictures tomorrow. Thanks in advance for the help.