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Having a bit of bad luck.

Jo wrecked a tyre on her 147 (£76 thank you!!)
The front tyres were new and had only done 100 miles!!!

My 155 V6 hit by flying debris!

And now the joint is blowing between the front bank of cylinders manifold and exhaust. Local exhaust people say a new maniflod is needed as it is the stud that is cast into the manifold that has gone.

Does anyone know if this is true? Also whats it gonna cost me??

Please help!!!
 
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You may be able to get the manifold stud replaced or drilled out and another tapped into the thread.
Had a manifold on a VW Polo G40 restudded a few years ago after some c*nt tried to steel the supercharger and inlet and exhaust. Snapped the studs on the manifold before he gave up and left me with my engine (all there) in bits.

Marlon
 
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Hi Nick
Have you thought about drilling out what is left of the stud and replacing it with a bolt.
Might be a real pig of a job and you might need to take the manifold off to do it.
Have you been able to take the stud out of the block yet? If not it won't be easy to do.
If you want a second opinion try Stafford Tyres on 01785 256243, they are quite handy with exhausts, and are next to the garage I told you about.
Hope your luck changes

Ian.
 
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Hi Curv,
Had a similar prob on my V6, when I had my new Lambda fitted.My local Alfa specialist drilled and re-tapped my front manifold, and all is fine now.

Mark :)
 

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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......

Good luck.
 

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Howard,

EB spares, total price with P&P was £207 (ouch). Fit OK but a bit of a tug required to get the two pipes into both manifolds at once.

Sounds nice now after a couple of months of sounding like a flatulent Fiesta.

Chris
 
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