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    Default i just went outside to do the airbox mod and...

    ....some rascal has beaten me to it!! Hmphh! So i guess i wont be able to see if it made a differance or not since i never drove it when it was standard lol!

    Something else i noticed whilst rooting around was that there appeared to be some bolts missing from the cylinder head? Now i may be wrong here....i hope i am...one of the holes looks like a bolt would not go anywhere but can someone familiar with the 150 CDTi have a wee look at these pics and see what ya think?








    Also i spotted some oil down by the end connection by the (still attatched and functioning) swirl bar...



    Anything to be concerned about here guys?

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    I don't think there is much to worry about the thread hole looks quite old and oxidised, I am going to have a look next time on mine for certain, but suspect it holds a tie bar for one of the pipes.

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    I dont have bolts in them either, the car is my brothers and I didnt go with him when he bough it but i noticed missing bolts when I had a look under the cover to clean the boost sensor over the weekend.

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    Like others have said, just checked a friend of mines and his has those threads empty too. As for the oil in the swirls, unfortunately this is normal, but will lead to a manifold failure in time (how much time that is, cannot be guesstimated).

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    I did the airbox mod and I can't say it made any difference at all really.

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