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Beatle

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156 V6 Exhaust Flange Config
« on: September 23, 2019, 05:55:02 PM »
On my 156 V6, at the two exhaust flanges immediately downstream of the cats, should there be two sets of three studs/nuts, or a combination of studs and bolts?

Mine has 3 studs in one flange, and one stud plus two bolts in the other.

I thought bolts may be fitted, either OEM or by a PO, to facilitate easier removal of the flex pipe section.

I have spare studs to install if that's the correct configuration.
Paul B
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Mick A

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Re: 156 V6 Exhaust Flange Config
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2019, 09:06:09 AM »
Hey Paul,

Should be all studs. They often break so people either replace with a bolt or drill it out and use a nut & bolt. Either way is fine.

Mick.

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Re: 156 V6 Exhaust Flange Config
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 09:57:09 AM »
Thanks Mick. 
Having all bolts and nuts is not a bad idea.  Makes it much easier to change damaged hardware in future and saves a set of manifold-to-head gaskets.....
Paul B
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'02 156 V6 Auto Rosso/Tan - $1500 Work Hack

Past:
'79 GTV - Loyal 1st love
'76 GT - Track entry
'89 75TS - Saved
'76 Alfetta - Sacrificed
'83 GTV6 - NT bullet
'67 Duetto - Fun
'66 Super - Endearing
'92 164 - Stunning
'85 90 - Odd
'04 GT 3.2 Rosso/Tan - Glorious