Thanks for the guide.Nothing needed to be done on the exhaust for the manifold. Just undo the nuts and it'll slide backwards. Watch the gasket, it's like a f**king razor blade. Chopped my hands on it before a few times.
Basic guide here (it's been a few months since i've swapped one).
Airbox out. Battery out too if you want more room, but not 100% necessary.
Upper inlet off (takes 30 seconds and makes access to the manifold nuts easier)
Loosen/undo manifold nuts. All 10mm. The one by the master cylinder is a fiddly b*****d to get to.
Slide manifold back. might need to use a lever bar to get it moving.
Remove heatshield from starter motor.
Main starter wire is held on by a 13mm copper nut. Deep socket required.
Spade connector pull off.
Undo 3x 13mm bolts that hold starter on, down the back of the engine bay.
Wiggle starter and it'll fall off. Drop it out the bottom.
Fitting is a reverse of removal. Easy.
Ignore the 13mm bit, the three bolts for the starter are 13mm, the bolts for the manifold are 10mm, you are correct.Thanks for the guide.
I've taken the airbox off, I have two nuts loose, but the one that is nearest the front of the car, assuming the master cylinder one, is an absolute b*****d, it's in a melee of hoses and pipes, how can I get at it without taking more off? Also, aren't the bolts 13mm?