Saturday, 3 August 2013


At the MOT this year I got an advisory on exhaust blowing.  I thought it was the left hand exhaust manifold. Posting a question on the AMC forum about it elicited some interesting responses - I'd been surprised to find my car wasn't fitted with exhaust manifold gaskets but apparently this is normal.

Anyway, I ordered some gaskets (since they do seem to exist), but failed at my first attempt to fit them.  I also after some time figured out that whilst there might be a leak at the manifold, most leakage was coming from the joint with the downpipe.

Long story short - now all fitted (inc gasket) and lots quieter.

Miles 42776 after a quick trip out today.

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