Removal of wire donut gasket manifold/downpipe

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Removal of wire donut gasket manifold/downpipe

Post by Thickasmud » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:48 pm

Some advise is required please. I am under the car on the driveway trying to replace the full exhaust. The boxes were all tuberex and look to have been on the car a long time, anyway they are all off now, along with the spring bolts and downpipe. The original wire gasket is however still in the manifold and looks very very fixed. I am weary of mangling the existing gasket to avoid needing to take the manifold off etc., if there is a decent chance of getting it to seal on the new downpipe. What are the collective's thoughts on this? Leave in place or hammer out and risk adding to the trauma (me and car)?

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Re: Removal of wire donut gasket manifold/downpipe

Post by Jaba » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:23 am

Leave it on if it was not leaking before. They do come off quite easily with some whacks from above if you want to have a go.
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Re: Removal of wire donut gasket manifold/downpipe

Post by Thickasmud » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:26 pm

Thanks Jabba, it wasn't leaking so left it alone. Had 2 attempts to get the system lined up, the two rubber hangers supplied were slightly shorter than original, but once swapped out, a decent fit. Must have been leaking awhile as I do not remember this car being so quiet.