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Hi all, doing the head gasket today on a 300tdi and trying to get the exhaust manifold off, but it will not budge. All bolts/nuts are off but I can't get the exhaust manifold to budge from the engine. I did not undo the bolts on the flange leading to the exhaust down pipe. Should I take a rubber mallet to the exhaust manifold or what should I do. I don't know how hard to hit it as it is cast and I have a tendency to hit things to hard then bad things happen. Any help?? pry bar??

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no catastrophe, yet... just being a pain in the ass. I just took the exhaust down pipe off and its still will not budge. probably never been off in the 100k miles its driven. I guess next best thing is to smack it with a big rubber mallet
 

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bet you missed out the bottom center bolt under the turbo. don't hit it.
 

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Ren... After going back out there you are correct. before i started hitting it i checked again and felt that center bolt, came off easy after that.
 
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