Removing the exhaust manifold, what could go wrong? Well, mine was the tale of two extremes. The passenger side was straightforward, quick, and easy. A few bolts from the head and 3 from the Y pipe. Total time, under 10 minutes.
Driver’s side: I rounded one of the nuts from the connection at the Y pipe,… short story – it took days. But I finally got it. Also on the driver’s side, once I got the Y pipe separated, for some reason, I could not get the exhaust manifold past the steering shaft. I watched endless videos where people did not have the problem, (or edited right past the problem), but I definitely did. My solution is in the video.
Biggest take away: Hit the exhaust manifold to Y pipe bolts with penetrating blaster and let them soak overnight before trying to get them off.
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