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Hmmm Changing inlet pipes

Hi! Got a 156 V6 and want to sort out my minging inlet pipes, rust spots alll over them.
Been offered some replacement ones that are alot better, question is how much of a bugger is it to change them and is it reccomended? Other option would be to have them rechromed Ive heard this costs about £10 a pipe.Problem is one would be without ones chariot
Any thoughts on this dilema would be humbly received
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easy enough to do if you have the correct pliers - can be done without them but a bit of a PITA
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You have to undo the Klik clip (buy the proper tool.. it makes the job a cinch) and push it back from its groove on the rubber... then undo the bolts holding the flanged end to the inlet block. The pipe then just pops out of the rubber.

To fit a new pipe, pop the pipe into the rubber as you lower it into position and then tighten up the bolts.

You may want to fit new gaskets under the pipes (they're paper so may break when you dismantle it)

From experience:

1) Remove all the pipes at the same time.. (starting from the right hand end). That way you have more room to "twist" the pipes - which makes getting the neck out of, and then back in to, the rubber easier.

2) Make sure you have a magnet on a stick handy as you will drop the bolts into the "v". Lay a rag in there to stop the bolts falling way down there.. you won't ever get them out, even with a magnet.

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