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Old 10-28-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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My intake manifold is stuck on, I took the head off along with the I.M. and now i cannot get it off. I have the nuts and bolts off and i don't want to hit it any harder with the hammer. ANY HINTS?
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Hit it harder with the hammer. As long as all the bolts are removed, it's just frozen to the head. Double check that everything physically attaching it to the head is off before you go assaulting it with a hammer (hopefully a dead blow rubber mallet). Maybe it has some RTV in there somewhere.. who knows.. just pry it, hit, whatever you have without damaging the head.
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9 nuts, no bolts. Can you see a manifold gasket in there?
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/\ WHAT? mine had 3 studs and 6 bolts but i got it off i just got mad at it
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Umm...it really takes that much force? When I took the IM off my old block, it pretty much fell off when I took the nuts off.
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I think it froze up with the gasket on there.
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there is a bolt under there really hard to get too! i just pull my head off
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i dont know about the miata but on my festiva with a bp swap it has this bracket holding up the back of the manifold... its very stupid but its there... maybe thats whats stoping it....
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this is possible, but it's attached to the block and he siad he removed his head. just hit harder it wont break.
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/\ WHAT? mine had 3 studs and 6 bolts but i got it off i just got mad at it
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i dont know about the miata but on my festiva with a bp swap it has this bracket holding up the back of the manifold... its very stupid but its there... maybe thats whats stoping it....
OP had the mani off yesterday.
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