- 9/16" regular
- 9/16" deep
- 1/2" regular
intake plumbing, battery and the hose to the AIR tubes loosen
and remove all exhaust manifold bolts (the inner two are 9/16"
, rest are 1/2"). The last two by the firewall are best done from
below (slide your hand between the frame and fender inner wall
while lying on your back) from underneath remove the 2 bolts holding
the manifold to the exhaust system at the donut / flange (deep
Now you should
be able to shake and loosen the manifold from above (take care
not to hit any spark plugs). Carefully remove the burnt out gasket
pieces. There should be a 1/2" gap between the mating surfaces
new gasket comes as a one piece affair. Break
it into 3 pieces, the rectangular one for the middle and the dogleg
shaped ones for the ends hang them on the two bolts at each leg
of the manifold and (this may take a few tries).
fit the manifold such that you are able to screw in at least one
bolt on each leg by hand remember to face the metal side out to
the manifold and the fiber side to the head.Gradually
tighten, working outward to in. Tighten the bolts at the donut
tube and tighten clamp screw. Replace aircleaner and connect intake
hose. Test drive and retighten after a day or two.