[DML] Re: Exhaust system, engine rattle and port for emission testing
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[DML] Re: Exhaust system, engine rattle and port for emission testing


Thanks much for pointing me to this in the shop manual..."exhaust 
blanking plugs"...hmmm....who thought up THAT name.

Yep, threads were OK, got a plug from Rob G and put it in as 
directed...now that I know there is one on the OTHER side, will keep 
that in mind.

Joe B.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
> Rather unusual bit not impossible as you have found out. There are
> actually 2 of those ports, one for each bank of 3 cylinders. The
> origional is not exactly a standard bolt but one should fit. As for
> finding it in the manual try the Parts Manual section 1-5-0 #'s 13 &
> 14 x2 part # 108245 and 108246. It is also refered to in the 
> Manual D:04:01 para 3, #13 & #22.
>  Leaks and noises can be very frustrating to find. The techniques 
> used don't always work until it is so loud and obvious that it is 
> to find. Even for experienced mechanics there is always a new noise 
> find! Imagine how much harder it is for us to try to help when we 
> only go by a description! In the end persistance usually helps. The
> best thing to do would be to order the correct hardware from one of
> the vendors with the gaskets, run a tap into the threads to make 
> they are in good shape, and then put the parts in with some Never
> Seize. It's funny though, if you wanted to remove the plug it never
> wants to come loose but in this case it fell off!!!!!!
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
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