Steelpig New Reader
8/21/21 1:54 p.m.

I am pulling the head on an m104 benz 6 cylinder.  The internet says to pull it with the intake and exhaust manifolds attached, or one or the other.  I know its going to suck lifting it off, but I feel like keeping the manifolds on is only going to make it heavier and harder.  This is an all muscle event so weight is my enemy.  Any thoughts?

Tk8398 HalfDork
8/22/21 4:56 a.m.

You need an engine hoist, otherwise you are going to damage car parts or yourself. I have pulled om603 diesel heads before and no way could even two people have gotten it unstuck and lifted it out of the engine bay by hand.

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