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E9 Exhaust manifold gaskets

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I have multiple packing leaks on the exhaust manifolds and exhaust manifold piping on my '85 RW with a '94 E9. The manifold -to-head gaskets aren't leaking, but all the doughnuts are. None of the manifold bolts want to break loose. Anyone have any suggestions on getting them out? Looks like trouble.

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4 minutes ago, Plowboy said:

I have multiple packing leaks on the exhaust manifolds and exhaust manifold piping on my '85 RW with a '94 E9. The manifold -to-head gaskets aren't leaking, but all the doughnuts are. None of the manifold bolts want to break loose. Anyone have any suggestions on getting them out? Looks like trouble.

kroil---24-36 hour soak

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I had the same issue, soak them good like Carlotpilot said, all the joints and bolts. If you have no luck apply heat on the  manifold where the bolt your working on is and carefully work back and forth, none of mine were seized in the head only in the manifold, I also cut a socket in half to get into those really tight places. The heat is what worked for me.

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Thanks for your replys. Now the fun starts.

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Heat the bolts up with a torch and use candles to break them free.  Paraffin wirks well

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