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Seized inlet manifold 1970 S2 e-type jaguar, The 3 SU

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Seized inlet manifold 1970...

Seized inlet manifold 1970 S2 e-type jaguar

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a a jaguar. The Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.

The 3 SU carburettors are being rebuilt. The person doing it needs the manifold to do the initial setting up of the carburettors

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Hoping to

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the Mechanic should be aware of about your jaguar?

No. It is going to be a ground restoration

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Classic Car
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The engine is still in the car at present
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The manifold is aluminum and the studs are steel, so I'm pretty certain there's been a reaction between the two metals. I have been spraying with penetrating oil and carefully tapping the studs sideways with mallet and wood block x2 daily for the last week or so.
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Classic Car Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 2 years ago
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hello

if the manifold is jammed onto its studs then yes its possible its down to corrosion

what may help is if you try removing the studs from the cylinder head to wind them out with a pair of locked up nuts

also the latest freeze sprays are good at releasing parts

http://plumbsparesdirect.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=994&language=en&currency=GBP&gclid=CKnU-bODrssCFYdAGwodMg4I_A

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