The reason I asked in the first place is because this has been missing for some time - I just happened to see it now that the head is out for airing.
It does look bad practice to leave it at this stage though, so Monday I'm off to find an engineering shop around here.
The best one I found in yellow pages (Bromley), went there last tuesday, two senior blokes examined the head, scratched their heads, and commented that they've never seen a head like that.
I thought they meant it's crap, but they said it had so many valves, I felt sorry for them.
I asked them when was the last time they had seen a cylinder head (big oily blokes, they could have taken it the wrong way) the more 'expert' one said "it was in the sixties".
They wanted me to leave the head there and they would do it when they found a slot.
I made my excuses and left lmao lmao
Originally posted by andi1 im wanting to replace a snapped stud on my exhaust manofold cant it be done with an ezi-out or somthing whilst the head is still on the car???
lop the head off and take it to your engineering company they will either extract the stud out or drill it out and put in a helicoil. helicoil is just as strong as the oirgiional thread. shouldnt cost more than 10£