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Old 07-28-2019, 07:15 AM   #1
Alik
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Boston
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My Ride: 2004 e46 325xi
Can't get the manifold studs out

'04 325xi, tried with my mechanic at the garage, but the nuts are frozen.
Fairly certain that in 200,000 miles this is the first time (NE car) this car has had a headers change.

Can't see the studs, no room to maneuver, can't get the torch in there.

My mechanic, FWIW, is famous for not having broken a single bolt in the last 5 years, and even he is stumped.

I welcome any and all suggestions.
Thanks!
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