I developed a bad exhaust manifold leak. I got the parts in and set about removing the manifold. After getting all the exhaust manifold nuts off, I only counted 9 of them. I wondered if the 10th nut / stud had been left off inadvertently or maybe came loose and fell out.
So I continued to curse at the car, I mean remove the turbo and pry etc. until the manifold came out. After I had removed it, I felt around from the top and found the hole where the missing stud should have been ... lo and behold, what's in the hole but the torqued off remains of a stud.
So it appears the previous owner conveniently neglected to mention that he torqued an exhaust manifold stud off in the block. I'm thrilled. You can see from the pics I took (below) that it was obviously leaking badly.
I don't think I have enough room to get a stud extractor in there, since this is the stud closest to the turbo & angle gear.
Am I wrong? Has anyone successfully extracted a broken stud in this location before? Or is it time to pull the engine?
Here it is:
And the other 4, just for kicks:
(I removed the last bit of gasket after this shot...)
(This one was also leaking ...)
Group shot of the old gaskets...
And lastly maybe a dumb question but I thought I ordered the correct exhaust manifold nuts from FCP. The nuts that showed up are too big ... did I order the wrong part, or did FCP goof?