I know it's not a vehicle which is often discussed on here (or any car forum!) but thought I'd see if the huge web of knowledge amongst the members can help with this one!
My brother recently sold his sports coaching business and has brought his Renault Kangoo van back to be sold. Unfortunatly it wasn't in great nick to start with, has been driven badly by some of his former employees, crashed (cosmetic damage only thankfully) and someone appears to have bribed the MOT centre to pass it (which has been reported to the VOSA I should add).
I'm trying to get it into reasonable shape to sell and have started with the major problem, the huge crack in the exhaust manifold. It's a 1.4 petrol engine, which sounds like a tractor at the moment.
I took the manifold off today, despite much faffing (Renault decided to put the bottom left stud halfway behind the alternator bracket, and also fitted a front-hinged bonnet). The studs came out fine, but when I took the bottom/middle 2 out, I got a quick spurt of coolant out of each of the holes...
In my experience this is a very bad thing, particularly as when I opened up the reservoir to check the level, a huge waterfall started from the 2 bottom, now empty stud holes.
I assume that this is not a Renault design feature. Anyone got any suggestions for me? Cracked cylinder head? Or has some prat drilled out the studs in the past and gone straight through?
Any help much appreaciated as always.