Remembering why I
dislike working on
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Join Date: Sep 2001
I had the broken stud problem on my V6 as well, after I had to remove the downpipe to fix a pinhole. Drilled out the old one and fitted a nut & bolt. Has worked fine for a year or so.
Removing the manifold itself would be a total pig of a job, especially if you have A/C - have you looked at how tight it is in there eek!
On a related subject, about to replace the downpipe this weekend as the flexis finally gave up. Got the part from EB for about £150 less than the OE item. Doubt it will last as long as the original though......