Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chedworth Gloucestershire
Car: MG Maestro
What this thread doesn't say is there is a waterway on both ends of the cylinder head covered by the inlet manifold and outboard of 1 and 4 inlet tracts one, the left hand on mine just goes to a blind depression in the manifold which is where the leak comes from.
I changed my inlet gasket on my 1.4 litre 25 this afternoon, a lot less work that the thread suggests, I undid two breather hoses between the Head and manifold, unclipped the top of the airbox and undid seven 13mm nuts, and pulled the manifold back and then up to hook out the gasket which had gone brown around the waterways, simples, except you can't quite get at the lower nuts, it needed a 1/2 drive 13mm socket on a 3/8 tp 1/2 " adaptor and a 3/8 extension and ratchet to get the end ones undone and there is no way to get straight enough to use a torque wrench on them reliably, so I just did them up tight.