Well I bit the bullet and am trying to pull my w126 V8 (380se) engine.
Need to do valve work, timing cover coming off and transmission seals
and I thought it would be easier to work on if it were out.
But problems - Got everything disconnected but _cannot_
figure out how
to disconnect the front exhaust section from the header. There are
two bolts holding the flange together but one of them is absolutely
impossible to get to. The book says "remove the exhaust system" (not
very helpful). I'm wondering if the front exhaust section comes out
with the engine?
Or maybe I'm supposed to remove the headers first? But that also
looks pretty much impossible on the right side where the header meets
the front exhaust section there is no flexable coupling that can be
Any help you can give is appreciated.