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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:57 pm 
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hey everyone. I'm wrecking the EA at the moment and uhhh having difficulty pulling the Inlet Manifold out of a Fairmont Ghia.............there is a nut underneath the inlet manifold but i cant seem to get it out.....is there an easy way to get it out besides under the car.....btw i havent removed any of the tubing or wiring around it....so i might do that first. gonna need help quickly before the sun goes down today.....

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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:31 pm 
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ok bit hard to see what your talking about there with with out pictures. I worked at a wrecker for a little while so im used to undoing all this crap. Is the motor in or out the car?

What i usually did was either a 10mm spanner and get it from the bottom. Otherwise i used a 1/4" socket and a long reach extension bar to get to the little f**k. I think in some cases we had to remove some things off the manifold to get to it.

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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:37 pm 
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thanks stomper.....yeah we got the 10mm socket and undid that bolt then we found another one after it which was much larger and is holding down the inlet manifold. im just going to try and yank it out and see how that goes. bbl

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:54 pm 
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maybe a bit late now but.......I use a ratchet ring spanner these are really handy.

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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:15 pm 
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so did you get the manifold off or does it live for a nother day

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:46 am 
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rachet ring spanners are useless for undoing a tight bolt they will break.
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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:19 pm 
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noclafdrof wrote:
so did you get the manifold off or does it live for a nother day


nah its still sitting there.

we managed to get the 10mm bolt off. Looking at the screw there is a washer.....after the washer there is another nut and that nut is quiet big...after the second nut there is a steel frame that is connected to the engine and on top of that is the bottom of the inlet manifold....tried to undo the bolt that connects the frame to the engine but its too tight so we gave up on that one. Inlet manifold still sitting in there...now i want to take the engine out and do it outside but i dont have a hoist or engine stand. but i cbf getting the engine out anymore cause i just want to clear the driveway.

okais one more question. the nut/screw system that holds the manifold in.....is the screw screwed into the manifold and so can be undone? or is the screw part of the manifold and u have to undo the nut? if all fails i hope i can cut the damn frame holding the manifold out.......pretty thick piece of metal too.

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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:37 pm 
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if ure wrecking the car just take the motor out be easy then
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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:27 am 
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Rapier wrote:
if ure wrecking the car just take the motor out be easy then


i dont have an engine stand or hoist........gotta go buy an engine stand then i guess. was going to keep the engine but dad just wants the junk out of the house.

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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:36 pm 
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alrite everyone. we managed to get the damn thing off.....but by removing the bracket that holds the manifold in instead of the nut that was pissing me off. thanks to those who helped =D

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