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Join Date: Apr 2002
Re: Manifold problem
The gasket between the manifold and exhaust is easy to replace - as long as you dont damage the studs / bolts.
The one between manifold and engine is NOT easy but its unlikely to be that gasket anyway.
If the manifold is cracked then this can be easily welded - mine cracked right on the joint where the downpipes meet.
You might also want to check the exhaust mounting at the join of the manifold and exhaust. This bolts to the engine block and can come loose causing vibration. There is another mounting just next to the gearbox - mine broke here which I think then caused the manifold to crack. This has a rubber mounting which on mine had melted !!
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