bad news, exhaust manifold bolt snapped off and starting to blow, bolt has snapped into head, its on the right hand side of the engine so the engine does not have to come out, does the head have to come off? if so is it an easy job? took all inlet off the other day is that half way there? any recommendations to sort it without taking the head off? cheers mat
Best bet would be to take head off, as its a little tight in there!!!
I'm afraid what you did the other day was not even half way there!!!
Remove water deflector panel and wiper arms
Remove all the inlet manifolds, like you did earlier.
Drain cooling system
remove spark plugs
disconnect wiring connectors from coolant temp gauge sensor + coolant sensor for ECU
Disconnect coolant hoses from head outlet (in the V)
Remove timing belt
Remove camshaft sprockets, timing belt tensioner pulley + lower guide pulley
Remove water pump
Remove timing belt rear cover
Remove Oil filter
Remove Exhaust manifold
Remove exhaust camshaft
Then you can undo the head bolts (make sure engine is cold) and use new bolts on refitting.
Hell of a job mate.
I've done the timing belt, which takes 2-3 hrs. God knows what thats going to be like!!!!