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How to change an exhaust on a ford focus 1.6 16 v

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There are rubber mounting underneath the car, remove there.

follow the exhaust pipe to the engine, loosening any bolts and nuts holding the exhaust in place.

the exhaust pipe meets the exhaust manifold close to the engine. loosen it there and replace,

the part remaining on the engine (also a much thicker pipe than the pipe) is the exhaust manifold. this must the loosened at the engine itself. normally two nuts per cylinder and your car being 4 cylinder its 8 nuts.

There nuts can be dreadfully tight though, it gets hot there so the expansion and cooling of of the studs and nuts tend to make them tighter over time

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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