You will need to do the o-rings sooner or later living in a cold climate. That's just my opinion.
I be honest, it's worse then it looks. I could get the manifold up may be a inch on one side then do the other then bolt it back down.
Oh make sure you tighten the fuel line clamps while your in there if you can.
199,000 May 12 new ej257 short block, Aug 11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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