Hi fellow Alfisti's
Due to a long saga with my exhaust i think im near the end of hunting down this annoying raspy rattle noise from the exhaust.
Downpipe replaced (Twice) first time last year, and second a few weeks ago under warranty (Bosal)
CAT replaced with BM Catalysts a month ago,
Rear silencer checked and shaken around for any loose debris (all fine)
My conclusion is now the Manifold. i have purchased a Draper inspection mirror and had a good look at all 4 branches of the manifold, (with engine on and off)
I suspect its coming from No. 4 Cylinder exhaust outlet. i cant see any obvious cracks, and i have felt along the pipe, i think the flange maybe cracked, but i cant tell untill i get the manifold off.
i have uploaded a video
VID 20120322 00002 - YouTube
the main question i am asking is how to get to the bolts behind the AirCon compressor, i dont really want to take this off as i will have to take the Auxiliary belt off then take the bracket that holds it on off.
i have bought a second hand manifold from Autolusso and a gasket from EB Spares, i am dreading taking those bolts out as i dont want to shear or round any bolts, my plan of attack is use loads of plusgas and a micro torch.
Thanks in Advance