[ROVERNET - UK] Manifold sins and wickedness
rwilkins at connexus.net.au
Sun Jun 13 03:39:00 BST 2004
I doubt this will be much consolation to you but I had a similar problem
and I did get it out (after much cussing etc). So, it will come out.
Unfortunately I cannot remember any specifics about how I managed it
other than a fraction of a turn at a time. Just persevere. By the way,
if you thought getting it out was hard, just try getting it back
From: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com
[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] On Behalf Of Alan Gale
Sent: Sunday, 13 June 2004 11:46 AM
To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Manifold sins and wickedness
I thought of removing the head with the manifold attached, but i have
the same access problem with the last head stud, which is also on the
same corner of the engine and is similarly occluded. (this is the lh
side, as you look at the car .... the rh side if one is sitting at the
Mine is a manual, so there is a lot of extra stuff in that corner
(clutch piping and cylinders), and the reserve switch is also in the
I think undoing the engine mounts and jacking it up is the only solution
(bearing in mind it is all going to have to go on again and I am going
to need clear access for this).
Ron Morey wrote:
> Alan, Not having been up close and personal with a P6B for
> awhile...are you able to remove the head with the manifold. ie:
> seperate the downpipe from the manifold? The other option is to loosen
> the motor mount and see if you can jack it up a bit as you have
> already suggested. All the best. Ron.>From: Alan Gale
<agale at ihug.com.au>
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>> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] manifold madness
>> Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 02:24:10 +1000
>> It's two in the morning and i have paused with frustration. Am in
>> the middle of removing the heads off the P6 so they can be overhauled
>> while i fit new rings this week.
>> The lh rear exhaust manifold stud on my P6 is so cramped that it is
>> impossible to remove .... any hints? Evem my sneaky bent ring
>> spanner which fixes most of these tight ones does not get in there.
>> I have the head off the rh side of the engine .... plenty of room all
>> around the manifold and the head studs there.
>> But the lh side is squashed up hard against the chassis rail, etc.
>> Any thoughts? am thinking of undoing the engine mounts and jacking
>> up the engine to get some clearance. Any other thoughts from those
>> who have been through this? and don't say "remove the engine" - that
>> is not an option, tho i fear it may become one. I cannot think of
>> another way of getting at these studs.
>> Putting them all back is going to be worse.
>> alan gale
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