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Hi folks, first P6

Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Nigel Edwards, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Nigel Edwards

    Nigel Edwards New Member

    hi, my first P6, 74 2200tc in tobacco leaf with manual gearbox, having had P4s and P5b before. Was enjoying a period of good running after some work when exhaust manifold failed! Never rains but pours.

    Best wishes
     
  2. Tom W

    Tom W Member

    Welcome.

    Exhaust manifolds on TCs are a common failure, there seem to be some inherent stresses in the design.
     
  3. Nigel Edwards

    Nigel Edwards New Member

    Is that due to not having the rest of the exhaust lined up properly with the manifold and downpipe? Ie pulling manifold out of line?

    Best wishes
    Nige
     
  4. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    Yes it can be. If the mounting at the bottom of the manifold where it joins the intermediate pipe isn't correctly positioned, it puts the manifold under tension.
     
  5. Ulrich

    Ulrich New Member

    The 2200 tc is a nice old motor, plenty of go, and those instruments and gauges are the best I've seen in any car. Used to make me feel like I was flying a spitfire!
     
  6. Nigel Edwards

    Nigel Edwards New Member

    That's very true; puts a smile on my face every time I drive her.

    Best wishes

    Nige
     

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