Has anyone ever removed the manifold from a 2.0 Tdi? It it a really difficult job. I have access to the workshop manual for the car so i know where im going, but does anyone have any experiences good or bad with this?

Anyone know of any good projects that i could undertake easily enough? The car has just hit 100K miles so im sure the contents under the bonnet could do with some TLC and restoration.

Always interested in learning!