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F-ing Exhaust Manifold bolts

viper6 Aug 19, 2009

  1. viper6

    viper6 New Member

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    Its every 2-3 weeks the f-ing exhaust manifold bolt come loose
    and my S3 sounds like a ****** Ford escort

    also this is sooner if driven hard, this is becoming a pain in the ass
    as you have to take off the charge pipe to get the Bolts.

    i have tried thread lock and it just gets burn't off

    anyone have any idea's

    maybe a new exhaust manifold or manifold bolts


    Viper6
     
  2. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    Arn`t they brass nuts ???? shouldn`t come loose if tightened up. Normally they are a cow to get undone.
     
  3. markyR

    markyR Member

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    you can use 2 nuts on the bolt locked together on the bolt to allow you to do it up tight then loosen off the nuts, this allows you to tighten the stud in properly and re assenmble. If this doesnt work the stud/bolt might of become stretched under heat.

    cheers mark
     
  4. ash_pearce

    ash_pearce Member VCDS Map User

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    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
  5. Ripley's S3

    Ripley's S3 New Member

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    Hi I'm having the same problem. One bolt in particular keeps un doing. I also only have bolts holding on the turbo should there be a stud with a nut too? Have you sorted it on your car now?
     

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