Hey all, I am in the process of clearing out my EGR tube in the lower intake and have run into a minor problem... I have removed the bolts from the lower intake manifold, but cannot get the thing to come out. It is being held down on the firewall side. I feel like it may be the EGR mounting surface getting tied up with the fuel rail, as I have not disconnected the fuel rail... any tips? I do not want to disconnect the fuel rail if possible. Also, any suggestions on maintenance I should do while the entire intake manifold is off? I plan on replacing the thermostat, tensioner pulley, serp belt, cleaning and painting the valve covers, radiator hoses, also replacing injector O rings, etc... can I reach anything else while the intake manifold is off?