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Old 09-22-2012, 01:46 PM   #11
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You've really bitten off much more than most others advise. The manifold removal is supposed to be extremely nasty. Do you confirm that?

And If I were going to do the manifold, I think I'd not want to face that again. I'd throw in new knock sensors and new plastic coolant lines that sit under the manifold. And unless you'd recently done the full CVV replacement, I'd think about that. I guess you could really go crazy replacing stuff there just to be sure!
I went fairly slow and piece by piece making sure I knew I would be able to put back what I took off. I didn't think it was that bad a all. Very doable.
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