Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Med Inlet Manifold Quality?


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 Dusky

Dusky

    Crazy About Mini's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,319 posts
  • Location: Belgium

Posted 06 May 2016 - 10:14 AM

Hi!

Recently bought a MED alloy inlet manifold to replace my cracked manifold.
When it arrived there were quite a bit of casting imperfectons it in . 
No one's perfect so I just dremeled it out.
13116111_992384050829788_255620507233449

 

Today I tried fitting the manifold and it doesn't even slide over the manifold studs. Compared to my old one it's visibly wider .
Does anyone know if there's a faulty batch of manifolds around? I've tried contacting them more than a week ago about the ITG filter ( if its pre oiled or not) but didn't get a reply, so I'm not too hopefull about getting one about the manifold either.

Yes, it might be solved by filing the holes, but that's not something you expect to do when you buy something from a renowned company like med. And, with it being wider , I'd think the ports wouldn't line op too well either.


Cheers


Edited by Dusky, 06 May 2016 - 10:17 AM.


#2 blacktulip

blacktulip

    Crazy About Mini's

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,194 posts
  • Location: Braintree

Posted 06 May 2016 - 03:07 PM

Is that a picture of inside the manifold? If so that would probably aid fuel atomisation. Vizard says a rough surface is beneficial.

#3 Dusky

Dusky

    Crazy About Mini's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,319 posts
  • Location: Belgium

Posted 06 May 2016 - 03:35 PM

Rough like here, not filled with lumps and bumps. 13086706_992384034163123_227908900232192


 

While Im waiting for their instructions on how to fit the inlet I test fitted the filter to the carb. The fit isn't too good either.. 

13119829_997086080359585_615341263134175

13170036_997097353691791_1108275832_o_zp


Wonder if someone on quality control was sleeping?



#4 racingbob

racingbob

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,061 posts
  • Location: Hampshire

Posted 06 May 2016 - 04:04 PM

think you will find the itg will need oiling dont come pre oiled 

 

the ramair one comes ready to fit

 

i got itg on mine and when asking about getting a new one 

 

was told will have to oil it

 

the itg and substack is good value



#5 Dusky

Dusky

    Crazy About Mini's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,319 posts
  • Location: Belgium

Posted 06 May 2016 - 04:51 PM

Started to mount the carb to the inlet...
Think there really is a problem with these!

DSC_0082_zpsdsul1koy.jpg

#6 Dusky

Dusky

    Crazy About Mini's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,319 posts
  • Location: Belgium

Posted 06 May 2016 - 04:58 PM

Oh, and yes, I've tried turning the spacer, but it doesn't change a thing.



#7 Compdoc

Compdoc

    Super Mini Mad

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 545 posts
  • Location: Northants

Posted 06 May 2016 - 07:48 PM

I think you have got to contact them to see their reaction. Send them the pictures and give them the opportunity to do the right thing. If they don't then you still have the right to ask for your money back. I always try to pay with PayPal or a credit card and have returned quite a lot of poor items for a refund.


Edited by Compdoc, 07 May 2016 - 09:43 AM.


#8 mingy

mingy

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 930 posts

Posted 07 May 2016 - 07:30 PM

I agree with Compdoc, it does seem very strange that MED have sent out what looks like an inferior manifold as they have a good reputation as mini specialists.

I bought a Minispares manifold and an itg filter and stubstack from MED and it mated up perfectly, so i would assume this manifold has slipped past the MED QC dept, it does happen in this world but when it happens to you it is more frustrating.

I am sure MED will rectify the problem no trouble, good luck, let us know the outcome.



#9 Dusky

Dusky

    Crazy About Mini's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,319 posts
  • Location: Belgium

Posted 07 May 2016 - 07:48 PM

I have good hopes they ll rectify it, afterall they have a reputation to keep going :)
Ill report back when I get a mail back (lets hope this is on monday, desperatly need the car on friday the 13th) :P

#10 Dusky

Dusky

    Crazy About Mini's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,319 posts
  • Location: Belgium

Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:31 PM

Got a reply, they ll refund it if I send it back at my own cost.
Hope I can find a manifold soon or it ll be goodbye IMM for me..

#11 mini13

mini13

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,523 posts

Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:50 PM

in a minispares one not an option?

 

http://minispares.co...px|Back to shop



#12 Dusky

Dusky

    Crazy About Mini's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,319 posts
  • Location: Belgium

Posted 10 May 2016 - 06:27 AM

I fear it wont arrive in time (belgium), one must love the rushing before one of these events :P




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares