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 Post subject: xr6t manifoldbolts.
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:37 pm 
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well just purchased my new car, been driving it for 2-3 days
and then started to notice what sounded like an exhaust leak. left it. then the exhaust got really loud and what felt to be a big loss of power. got the car home let it cool. pulled off the cross over pipes and the rest. pulled off the heat shielding to find 2 studs and nuts missing and both top studs very very loose, on the manifold to turbo joint. (if u no what i mean) now the question is. what to do to fix this problem. 1' replace the studs and nuts (where can i get them)
2' replace studs with bolts (what size would they be id say 12mm) 3' put spring washers under the new bolts or studs? is a saturday arvo no shops are open and i dont think ford spare parts are open on sundays :-(

 

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 Post subject: Re: xr6t manifoldbolts.
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:47 pm 
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lil_lincoln wrote:
well just purchased my new car, been driving it for 2-3 days
and then started to notice what sounded like an exhaust leak. left it. then the exhaust got really loud and what felt to be a big loss of power. got the car home let it cool. pulled off the cross over pipes and the rest. pulled off the heat shielding to find 2 studs and nuts missing and both top studs very very loose, on the manifold to turbo joint. (if u no what i mean) now the question is. what to do to fix this problem. 1' replace the studs and nuts (where can i get them)
2' replace studs with bolts (what size would they be id say 12mm) 3' put spring washers under the new bolts or studs? is a saturday arvo no shops are open and i dont think ford spare parts are open on sundays :-(


if ya can get a one of the studs etc and shoot to autobarn or bursons and just bite the bullet and buy some to replace the missing ones. or wait till monday and see ford.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:24 pm 
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What froudey said. Its much easier to keep the sud and nut configuration than replace with bolts, studs just kae turbo to manifold joints easier.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:45 pm 
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The exhaust manifold bolts should be tightened on a regular basis especially the two closest to the firewall, every 5000k's or so along with an oil change works well for me. They seem to come loose easier if the car is driven hard (quite understandable I suppose).

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:26 pm 
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yeah went to repco today and they had them on the stands :)

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:41 pm 
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lil_lincoln wrote:
yeah went to repco today and they had them on the stands :)


is it all sorted now?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:50 pm 
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sure is. got 3 new studs/ packet of spring washers and nuts. car is soooo much smoother now and a heap more power :)

 

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