T/D/Jackeroo, Crack in exhaust manifold...

Submitted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 09:34
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Any other Jack owners had this happen? Cracked near the No1 cylinder about 4 cm long along the curved part....I fixed it by spending the best part of a day getting all the impedimenta out of the engine bay so that I could get at the manifold, took it off ground out the crack with angle grinder and cleaned up with a file as grinding cast iron smears graphite over the surface and makes it impossible to "weld", bolted it to a lump of 12" RSJ to prevent distortion and brazed up the crack with high tensile bronze...
A new manifold was over $2000.....
Will await further developments...
Now I only have to put it all back together but I now have the dissadvantage of a very sore and cut thumb where the the manifold fell on it....
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 12:00

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 12:00
Aaaah, Meeester Faaawlty, no such problems with V6 Jack so far.
Sounds like you saved several tanks of fuel by doing it yourself.
I will be in contact so you can do mine if ever required. You're
not far away...cheers...oldbaz.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 12:11

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 12:11
Had a 99 Jack TD for 8 years and first I've ever heard of that one - bugger - ah well...... hope you had some satisfaction from a project well done.............
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:28

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:28
Restored to working order, only took me 3 days.....
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Follow Up By: madfisher - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 22:47

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 22:47
What td engine mr Fawlty?. The old 2.6 Jacks where known for it, the fix was to bolt on some extractors but that is a bit hard on a turbo.
Cheers Pete
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