Help...K series manifold removal

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Help...K series manifold removal

ok,so in the process of fitting a 4-2-1 system to my k series car(2005)  dropped the old silencer off no problem,and all the manifold bolts came out fine.The issue now is i cant seem to get the old 4-1 manifold out,undone the engine mounts to see it that helped but no,anyone got any tips ,or can tell me where i am going wrong?

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Do you mean you cant unstick it from the head, or you can't get it out of the engine bay ?
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Removing the 4-1 manifold is the Rubiks Cube dilemma with a K Srs.

When I changed a 4-1 many, many years ago not only did I disconnect the near side engine mount & jack the engine up a little on that side but I also extracted the studs using the two nut method.

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From memory I think you'll either need to remove the studs from the head or the coolant rail ....

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Dave Andrews shortened my studs as a courtesy when doing some head work for a future exhaust replacement. Assuming you remove the studs, shorten them before replacing.

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ok guys,update managed to release the manifold,took the lambda and battery off and it just came out,cant say I am looking

forward to trying to worm the 4 pipes in the same area ,any tips on that process?

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This is the fun and games I looking forward to next week - I managed to get it all off. Getting all the bolts off was fun to say the least and managed to get each primary out - just cleaning everything up ready to re wrap the primaries. Can has been re packed and ready.

So a bit of polishing over the weekend, wrapping and then wish me luck putting it all back together.  

No idea what to write here??!!!

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You wait till you try removing the boot floor!

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Keep us posted,I have notice a chassis bar that goes across the top of the manifold area,some folk have removable ones which i would presume will make life easier

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You can also, as an alternative, take the n/s engine mount bolt out and gently raise the engine (trolley jack and wood packing) to achieve enough clearance.

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Remove the engine mounts and jack the engine up a couple of inches. That should give you enough clearance.