[ROVERNET - UK] manifold madness

roverguy roverguy at sonic.net
Sun Jun 13 18:10:11 BST 2004

    Drop the exhaust from the manifold then remove the head with the
manifold still on it.
roverguy at sonic.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Gale" <agale at ihug.com.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 9:24 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] manifold madness

> 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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