I'm attempting to remove the inlet manifold on a MK4 PD150 so I can remove carbon build up. The issue is, the bolts holding it onto the cylinder head are hidden behind 1) the turbo inlet pipe and 2) the EGR heat exchanger.
I've taken a picture: images2.imgbox.com/a3/1a/sPLWrxLx_o.jpg
The first pipe to remove is the one supplying the turbo inlet. The problem is it's held onto the turbo with a spring clip and there is no room to get a hand in, let alone any pliers to compress the clip.
The arrow in the picture below points to the clip.
I don't have a ramp or pit and cannot get under the car, so how do you remove the clip?
Even if I could jack the car up, the clip ends face the engine block sideways and not downwards, so there's no room to get pliers in there.