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Old 11-03-2012, 04:37 PM
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Mein Auto: 2000 Imola M Coupe
Hi Randy,

Hope to have a set of shorty Turner headers soon. Been buying the nuts and stuff ahead of time. The Manifold to head nuts came as 12mm from the dealer not 11mm as you noted in this old post. Think it's possible they changed to 12mm?

Originally Posted by Randy Forbes View Post
I've replaced the exhaust manifolds on S-52 & S-54 M Rdstrs/Coupes, and on the Z3 2.8 (M-54) Coupe.

It's doable, but patience and a full toolbox* is required.

* you'll need every configuration of an 11mm socket, and 11mm wrench that you can imagine, and an assortment of extensions, in BOTH 1/4" & 3/8" drive. There are even instances of me making wrenches to fit the job. This is just the manifold to head interface, the rest of the job is pretty straight forward. On some cars, I am left wondering if it wouldn't have been quicker, let alone easier, to have removed the engine...
2000 Imola Red M Coupe

Dinan suspension, M rotors /Axxis pads
Eurosport Cam Kit 1, touch lane change
Zaino polish, Beach Sand
Garys mirror adapter, S54 Oil Cooler
seat tilt coupling nuts, spare tire

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