Anyway made up a couple of replacement studs where the nuts had seized on to old studs and they had come out of the head but couldn’t remove the nuts. I cleaned the threads on the head with a tap where studs need re-fitting with a tap and cleaned the studs that remained in the head with a die nut.
|Cleaning the Threads on the studs with a Die Nut.|
|Cleaning the threads out in the head with a Tap.|
I then fitted two replacement core plugs using blue hylomar to aid the seal and drifting the plugs into place carefully using a suitable sized socket.
|Plenty of blue hylomar in the core plug hole.|
|Plenty of blue hylomar around the new core plug|
|Using a suitable sized socket as a core plug drift, tap into place carefully with a hammer.|
A replacement Exhaust Downpipe manifold gasket was then fitted with a ring of fire gum to aid the seal. The New Manifold gasket was then fitted, I always grease my gaskets lightly before fitting, helps them, to seal and also helps next time they need to be removed. A little trick my Dad taught me years ago when teaching me how to fix motorbikes.
I then fitted the manifolds. As I said in my last post the lower ones are really awkward to get at, however Marcus advised that a 3/8 drive universal joint, extension bar and 3/8 drive socket would doe the trick. Thanks Marcus this did work a treat.
|Using a 3/8 drive socket, universal joint and long extension to do up the hard to get at lower central manifold nuts|
That’s it for the evening, I don’t think I’ll get a chance to finish off before the weekend now, as it’s my son’s birthday at a theme park tomorrow I’m out for lots of beers at a work re-union do in London on Thursday, a dirty job but it’s got to be done!