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Old 09-20-2002, 07:38 PM   #1
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need help with intake manifold removal

i need to revove the intake manifold to get access to the starter but having problems. can anyone here send me the etk removal and installation of the manifold please . thanx in advance hxboi
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Old 06-24-2006, 03:37 AM   #2
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I would like to know also. I need to replace my ping (anti-knocK) sensors
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:21 AM   #3
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i need to revove the intake manifold to get access to the starter but having problems. can anyone here send me the etk removal and installation of the manifold please . thanx in advance hxboiWhats
What model type is it?
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:50 AM   #4
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What model type is it?
with regards to the intake manifold removal, does the make/model makes a real difference. M52TU or M54 engine should have the same conceptual removal techniques right?
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Old 06-24-2006, 06:14 AM   #5
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Um, you don't have to remove the intake to get to the starter; the starter is normally removed from the bottom.
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:40 AM   #6
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I need to remove ny intake manifold does anyone have any pics or experience?
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Old 06-25-2006, 12:19 PM   #7
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I need to remove ny intake manifold does anyone have any pics or experience?
I looked up my blently and they said something about removing the following:

fuel rail
fuel injectos
intake boot
and among other things.

this seems complicated.
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Old 06-25-2006, 12:49 PM   #8
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hey guys, I believe the directions are in my TIS. If yall want them, just let me know.

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Old 06-25-2006, 12:54 PM   #9
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You should have to remove the intake manifold, if removing the starter you will need to remove the 2 - torx bolts at top of the tranny. But otherwise you will be able to access the cable connectors from under the drivers side

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It is a pain in the a$$ and theres barely any room but it is doable without removing the intake manifold.

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Old 06-25-2006, 02:14 PM   #10
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hey guys, I believe the directions are in my TIS. If yall want them, just let me know.

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Of course. Please do. How do we remove the intake manifold?
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Old 06-25-2006, 04:13 PM   #11
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Guys, I have the pics/instructions ready. But I need somebody to host them to me. Who can do it?
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Old 06-25-2006, 04:15 PM   #12
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PS: Whoever can host the files, please make them download friendly for fellow fanatics

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Old 06-25-2006, 11:25 PM   #13
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Removing Manifold

http://eastcoasthonda-vw.com/Replaci..._Manifold.html

Removing Fuel Lines

http://eastcoasthonda-vw.com/Replaci...uel_Lines.html

Removing Throttle Body

http://eastcoasthonda-vw.com/Removin...ttle_Body.html
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:57 AM   #14
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Man.....THANKS. The DIY community is coming back alive. Hopefully we will get more contributions and more traffic.
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Old 06-26-2006, 11:34 AM   #15
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with regards to the intake manifold removal, does the make/model makes a real difference. M52TU or M54 engine should have the same conceptual removal techniques right?
Yes, you're right about the basic procedure being equal, however if i were to remove my manifold, i'd want a more precise and detailed instruction on how to do so hence its better to specify the model as there are minor variations.

Thanks to nEVERCLEAR I was also having problems posting the TIS instructions.

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Big Thanks to nEverclear for hosting my pics. I have a TIS, and the above INFO is for my car: 2001 325 M54. If anyone wants specific directions for their car, just let me know. I can e-mail the pics to you, or perhaps another kind fanatic can host em.

PS: if you want car/model specific instructions, it makes it easier if you give me the last 7 digits of your VIN. (Feel free to PM me instead of posting them online)
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:36 PM   #17
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Big Thanks to nEverclear for hosting my pics. I have a TIS, and the above INFO is for my car: 2001 325 M54. If anyone wants specific directions for their car, just let me know. I can e-mail the pics to you, or perhaps another kind fanatic can host em.

PS: if you want car/model specific instructions, it makes it easier if you give me the last 7 digits of your VIN. (Feel free to PM me instead of posting them online)
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:03 PM   #18
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The links above are no longer working. Can someone repost the How-To's? My 2000 E46 323Ci (M54?) has a different manifold set-up then shown in the Pelican Parts 101 Performance Things book, and the other manuals are vague. Got the air filter off, but stuck at the fuel rail and manifold. Working in a Condo carport, so can't jack up the car and go from underneath, else we will get another nasty letter about working on cars beyond minor stuff. Trying to get to the goofy starter, which only starts on the 4th try, or not at all, then it starts great. Don't know if it is electrical or the starter motor. Any hints?
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:57 PM   #19
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If the starter turns over a bit maybe it is your starter. But if it is dead, I would look also at my ignition switch. It happened to me in march on my 92 325is. The switch is a lot easier to get at then the starter. There might be some thread about the subject in this forum.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:24 AM   #20
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Guys Please help!
I am trying to remve the intake manifold on my 2001 330 ci and I am stuck . I have undone all the nuts ant connectors but the intake moves only like an a centimetre. Is there any DIY with pictures of it??
Links above don't work
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