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Hello all,

I am going to take off my recent new original exhaust manifold, and replace it with the Alunox one. In which case I would like to ask, if any securing of new exhaust studs into the cylinderhead is needed, as in for example a Locktite? And if so, which one?

Most appreciated,

Jacques.

Nobody does it better - than Lotus ;)

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1 hour ago, Jacques said:

 Is it absolutely needed, or is it a "just to be sure"?

Think I bought some special nuts with the Alunox manifold.

 

Oh, the thread sealer is needed, all right. Once removed, those studs tend to fall out/loosen if not properly secured.

 

You were wise to buy new retaining nuts, also.  Hopefully, the "special" thing about them is that they are copper, and take a 12mm rather than 13mm wrench, making them less tedious to install. These nuts are available from Lotus parts suppliers, and have a VW application.

Atwell Haines

'88 Esprit

Succasunna, NJ USA

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Charge cooled esprits are showing as a different manifold.

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I'm sure mine has a charge cooled manifold on it - but mines a bit strange !!

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Hello Roy, thanks for the offer, but it's a nearly new original manifold, and I keep it for future use, is the new one is too extreme or cannot pass inspection, which is über tight here where I live.

Kind regards,

Jacques.

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