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    Default Kangaroo trouble!

    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.

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    sounds like someone had breached the waterway....

    when you put the studs back in, use loctite studloc.. that will stop the water seeping past..

    the manifold can be cast welded... done loads.. renaults use good quality iron so it takes well..

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    Great, glad there's a cheap solution to that waterway **** up... I'll get some new studs and do that.

    Was looking for a 2nd hand manifold, but the breakers yards round here don't seem to have any Kangoos. £150 wanted for a brand new one and it seems pretty silly on a car which is only worth £600...

    Anyone know of anyone in the Essex/East London area who could weld mine?

    Thanks for the help!

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