Mitsubishi Eclipse

What is the sputtering noise coming from the exhaust manifold on a 1994 Mitsubshi Eclipse 1.8?

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2007-01-11 02:15:16

If the sputter dissipates when the engine gets warm then a

portion of the exhaust manifold is not tight against the engine

block and is letting exhaust gas escape until the metal heats up

and expands, if no then you might have a break in the exhaust

gasket. Nothing that will harm the car or keep you from passing a

smog test but annoying for sure. In my case the last bolt on the

end of the manifold broke for some reason and caused the same

sputter, I ened up removing the bolt and replacing it and the

sputter went away. Good luck

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