I am sure you no you have to disconnect the Manifold from exhaust system! the exhaust is heavy, or you can remove the manifold from the head before you lift will save you a lot of weight. If you disconnect the exhaust from the manifold then get under the car and push the manifold up and down not too hard it should loosen or grab one side and tug. Just in case make sure you have all the bolts out look at nearest fire wall side of the head after the valve train.
Last edited by Frozen 318i; 12-31-2011 at 08:37 AM.