On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, at around 09:10:39 local time, "Gosling, Richard B"
>After having the same problem myself, I eventually just left the gasket out.
>Everything ran just fine without it, there was just a little gas escape from
>the joint, no real increase in noise, and no MOT tester noticed or objected.
>Worked for me, anyway!
I'm just scared stiff that after a while I would need to replace both
the downpipe and the exhaust manifold if I tried that.
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