1981z Exhaust Manifold Removal Tips?

Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by wdstamper, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. wdstamper

    wdstamper Veteran Member

    May 17, 2014
    I'm getting ready to replace the exhaust system on my 1981z. I'm looking for tips on how to get to and remove the two bolts on the passenger side exhaust manifold closest to the firewall. I was able to get to all the others with my 9/16 socket and break them loose. It appears I will need to remove the smog crap to get to the last two. I'm sure someone has already been through this and I'm hoping they will share some tips. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

    Oct 11, 2015
    North Bay, CA
    Look at them from underneath and see if they are accessible. If not soak the air injection tubes with penitraiting oil and use a crows foot wrench to remove them. Hope this helps.

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