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removing the rear exhaust manifold, difficult?

hey yall,

how do i remove the rear exhaust manifold? my exhaust isnt seating right and in need to re-tap the treads to fix it. i've got a bad feeling i need to pull the engine to get at it

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I've never removed one with the engine in... Might be able to do an engine tilt, but at that point you might as well do a full pull to get all the leverage and room you can.

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hey yall,

how do i remove the rear exhaust manifold? my exhaust isnt seating right and in need to re-tap the treads to fix it. i've got a bad feeling i need to pull the engine to get at it

thanks,
orion
Just looked at my 85 and then at my 85 motor and the studs are about is1 1/4" long.I could be wrong but it looks like it might just be possible.the motor mount above the coolant resIviour is removable.someone who was done it will chime in
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hey yall,

how do i remove the rear exhaust manifold? my exhaust isnt seating right
and in need to re-tap the treads to fix it. i've got a bad feeling i
need to pull the engine to get at it

thanks,
orion
take off motor mount then battery to have view of manifold bolts can be done
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take off motor mount then battery to have view of manifold bolts can be done
sweet! thats great news. thanks yall

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