I'm removing the lower manifold. It is metal. It attaches to the engine block. It uses a thin metal gasket between the manifold and engine block. I have a spare gasket, Renault OE.
Thank you.It is simple.
You are over thinking the job..
Just make sure you have slackened bolts before removing.
Your engine will automatically fall back DIFF is heavy and this pulls the engine back to the bulkhead and down..Your bolt you are concerned about, make sure if you cannot get in with a socket that you use a combination spanner as in an open ender one end, and the ring end on the bolt, with another ring/combination spanner locked in the jaws
of the spanner thats on your bolt, not only will this give you leverage, but one quick sharp pull, and the bolt will undo easily ..
I appreciate this. It can be challenging for me. Still in the learning stage. I've come a long way thanks to you guys and others on this forum. I trust what you all say and follow it to the best of my ability.Don't panic Bradders.
We do forget that others may not have our experience, mine is I've been playing with cars, takin them apart for over 40 years now, plus I have nigh on 50 years as an engineer to fall back on.
Ourkid does it for a living. And has done for a long time.
And what seems simple to us may seem alien to you.
We would not steer you wrong mate.
Do remember, there is no such animal as a stupid question, except when you didn't ask it and get in the mire, that's stupid.
I trust the guidance given. I'll try to not let the "IF's" get the better of me as this may hinder progression. I don't mean to frustrate anyone with questions. The support you've all given me means more than I can put into words.Promise you one thing Bradders, we wont ever let you get hurt..
Its good you are thinking about the job.
BUT then IF takes over ( Initial fear )..
Get past that stage, and you wont go far wrong