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Old 04-04-2013, 01:40 AM
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I may have screwed up... w108 exhaust manifold

A few days ago I installed the right side cylinder head on the w108.
There are two exhaust manifolds on that side, and one was removed earlier for painting. After I torqued the cyl head bolts, it hit me: can I get the manifold back in there with the head in place??? Hmm, I'll find out tomorrow. Might have to remove the battery tray, I heard they are removable (I hope so!).

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:33 AM
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You can. It's a tight squeeze and you may need assorted 12mm box wrenches and flex bits but it can be done.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:41 PM
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It is really tight but it should work. Depending on which manifold is installed you might need to remove the second before installing. If I recall correctly there is a sequence. Hope your studs are in good shape.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:23 PM
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Success!

Did it this afternoon. I had to remove the upper studs, but they were in good shape.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:53 AM
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Nice work. What paint did you use on your manifolds?
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:04 PM
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Great job, look so nice! The studs can be a pita if they don't want to move or even break. Lucky you.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:24 PM
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Nice work. What paint did you use on your manifolds?
Thanks! It's Wurth hi-temp paint. My colleague used to be a Wurth rep so it was free. We'll see how long it lasts, the prep was not that great - I'm in a bit of a hurry as I'd like to get the car running soon.

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Love the cad yellow!
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