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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: V6 exhaust removal
Put a brick in front of each of the front wheels, then jack the car up from the back so you can put axle stands under each rear axle stub. That way you can slide under it from behind and you'll have the most room at the back of the car.
The front joint should come undone okay, as it gets hot rnough not to rust but the bolt gets sort of "forged" so it'll be dry. Spray WD40 on it and let it soak before you have a go at it.
The best way to take off the rear sections are one piece at a time but I'll guess the joints between the parts will be seized up. You may have to cut it off (not a job for the faint-hearted or those of a blunt hacksaw!) Get yourself a junior hacksaw with a new packet of the best quality blades you can find (i.e. NOT Homebase 10 for a £1).
If you're going to cut it, hacksaw through the pipe next to the joints. Not *through* the joint (you have twice the thickness where one tube sits inside the other) but just before it, as the pipe tends to rust at the joints and the metal will be weaker.
Get a nut splitter too, as any clamp etc that is seized up has to be cut off.
Reassemble with ALL NEW bolts and clamps. People don't always recommend stainless steel bolts for exhausts (heat and vibration isn't what S/S is good at) but if you can find some they'll last okay and make life much easier in future.
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