Originally Posted by bluedog225
I think the pipe out of the front of the manifold is the EGR. Deleting it will cause the engine to run hot.
My manifold is cracked on the right. How big a job is this going to be. Any lessons learned appreciated.
I wasn't planning on removing the EGR for good - I simply can not get it loose in order to remove the manifold.
It's been several days since I've had a chance to work on this, but here's what I remember and what I've learned so far:
1. the two or three front mani studs are only accessible through the wheel well. You may be able to simply turn the wheels full lock in order to gain access, but I opted to remove the front passenger wheel.
2. the intake manifold has a bracket that attaches to one of the studs on the exhaust mani. I tried to work around it, but ultimately it was just easier to remove that bracket completely.
The mani gasket has arrived so I should be able to tackle this soon. If I come up with any other helpful tips I'll be sure to add them.