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driftts14
05-01-2006, 09:09 PM
im trying to take off my exhaust manifold and the bolts between the #3 and #4 runners are hard to get to, i have the aftermarket one, unknown brand, got it from a friend, any tips for gettin them out? also 2 of the studs came out of the head, any suggestion?

forcefedS13
05-01-2006, 09:21 PM
Go underneath and use a ratchet wrinch after youve broken them free. Thats what i did.

kab_47
05-01-2006, 09:54 PM
same here

driftts14
05-01-2006, 10:50 PM
on one of them i cant even fit a rachet wrench on because the #3 runner is in the way.

vosko
05-01-2006, 11:15 PM
you need a *Crows foot* 14mm for it. they sell them at sears.... what a b***h it is to get to those!

driftts14
05-01-2006, 11:31 PM
do i have to remove the little brace? and does the turbo have to be off?

vosko
05-02-2006, 01:07 AM
do i have to remove the little brace? and does the turbo have to be off?



nope

S15xedS13
05-02-2006, 08:56 AM
Just takes a bit of patience. I would replace all the studs with new ones.

Hugh
05-02-2006, 11:42 AM
Many times I've had studs come out. I just put them back in when I'm done and tighten them back down. I've done this on several motors without any problems.