Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

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Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

Post by foggyjames » 30 Apr 2011 11:06 pm

As far as I can tell, to remove the downpipe from an early 1.4 (with the manifold which exits forwards, not backwards), you have to jack the car up until it's this high off the ground (front tyres ~16" off the ground; front edge of bonnet at roughly shoulder height, and I'm 6'1"...!)...

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Try doing that with a normal DIY trolley jack :shock:

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Re: Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

Post by Speedy88 » 30 Apr 2011 11:10 pm

'kin ell, that looks fun :shock: How so then, its it really that long when it comes out?
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Re: Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

Post by volvodspec » 30 Apr 2011 11:11 pm

hmm, after removing the exhaust behind the downpipe i fished it out upwards through the engine bay on my 343 with all wheels on the ground last week.

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Post by macplaxton » 01 May 2011 12:52 am

volvodspec wrote:hmm, after removing the exhaust behind the downpipe i fished it out upwards through the engine bay on my 343 with all wheels on the ground last week.
:lol: :lol: :lol: 'tis easy for you!
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Re: Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

Post by foggyjames » 01 May 2011 02:12 am

Yes, it'd be a lot easier if it weren't for some irritating "relocated features" on my car compared with yours :lol:

It's just a very awkward shape, with a 'hook' on the end (to deal with the manifold exiting forwards) which wants to get caught on everything in the way. So yeah...it's very long and very 'wide' at the end.

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Re: Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

Post by volvodspec » 01 May 2011 11:19 am

aah yeah, on rhd's the steering and master cylinder are very much in the way that's true :lol:

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Re: Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

Post by Ride_on » 01 May 2011 11:34 am

I have a vague recollection that if you get it in just the right position it will come out the top but its very hard to find. The last time I did this was about 20 years ago, maybe I loosened the master cycl or something.
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Re: Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

Post by MCHUDD » 01 May 2011 03:57 pm

Hi James.
I love the front spoiler you have on the car.Looks cracker :D
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Re: Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

Post by foggyjames » 03 May 2011 01:03 am

A front spoiler really does make a huge difference to a mk1...they just don't look right without one! :)

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Re: Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

Post by volvosneverdie » 03 May 2011 08:59 am

foggyjames wrote:A front spoiler really does make a huge difference to a mk1...they just don't look right without one! :)

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Re: Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

Post by macplaxton » 21 Sep 2013 03:58 pm

foggyjames wrote:Try doing that with a normal DIY trolley jack :shock:
I'm trying and failing at the minute....came here for some comfort, but now feel like sticking my head in the oven. :( :(
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Re: Early 1.4 downpipe removal procedure...

Post by macplaxton » 21 Sep 2013 08:45 pm

Okay, I ended up pulling the air filter casing, starter motor, exhaust support bracket and the manifolds back off. The carb was off anyway and I'd only just attached said assembly to the head. It came out from the top and the new one went in from the top. There is just enough wiggle room to bring it up and out if the above are out of the way. The manifolds didn't need completely pulling out, just off the studs and angled down a bit. Front and rear heater hoses still connected to the transfer pipe.

Now, back to trying to find where I put that exhaust bracket I purchased the other day.......... :roll: :? :? :(
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