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Old 04-08-2008, 01:17 PM   #41
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cool - keep us updated with the install

why is the heat exchanger so dinged up?
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:26 PM   #42
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cool - keep us updated with the install

why is the heat exchanger so dinged up?

This is a used kit....it's close to the road
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:03 PM   #43
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Well....got the manifold off! The mystery bolt was extremely hard to find, Bentley manual to the rescue! It was easy to get off once I found it! I snapped a pretty good picture which should give the next person a better idea where it is!

I used a deep 3/8 16mm socket, swivel then an extension



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Then the last connections under the manifold:

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Here's me thinking of 50% more HP!!

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Fran, I didn't see your saliva drifting down, howcome? haha. j/k bro. Looking good so far.
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Thanks Ken........The pic was taken after I was drool-free
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GREAT job on the install thus far, Fran!

On a separate note, ESS sent me a free limited edition T-shirt (XL size) with my order (see my S/C thread (with the subject heading "It's OFFICIAL...") for the pics of the shirt), and I may have to order a second one in XXL size just to see which one fits me better... if you're interested in the one that doesn't fit me (assuming it fits you) just let me know and I'll sell it to you for the same price I bought the 2nd shirt for (I'm waiting to hear back how much the shirt is).
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lookin good so far, all the best. please keep us updated on the install!
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Well....got the manifold off! The mystery bolt was extremely hard to find, Bentley manual to the rescue! It was easy to get off once I found it! I snapped a pretty good picture which should give the next person a better idea where it is!

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That bolt was a biotch to get to.

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couple of questions...... Since I have 68K on the car, should I get a new ICV while I am at it? Whats the easiest way to clean the head where the new gasket will be seated?
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couple of questions...... Since I have 68K on the car, should I get a new ICV while I am at it?
I did but I don't know that it's essential. Cleaning the existing ICV may be plenty. I went new because I wanted extra insurance against having to pull the manifold again any time soon to fix an old part that had failed.
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I did but I don't know that it's essential. Cleaning the existing ICV may be plenty. I went new because I wanted extra insurance against having to pull the manifold again any time soon to fix an old part that had failed.
What's an ICV? Is this something I should have had replaced in my step tranny car or is cleaning it sufficient enough? My car just hit 60k miles.
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Idle control valve. If you didn't clean it or replace it while the manifold was out, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Idle control valve. If you didn't clean it or replace it while the manifold was out, I wouldn't worry about it.
Thanks for the heads up, Darren... I'll double check with my mechanic tommorrow and see if he cleaned, replaced, or did nothing with the ICV (FINALLY pick up my car tommorrow!! )
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What do you guys think this is from? Antifreeze?

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i wonder if the coolant sensor was leaking at some point? Or if you have the waterpump, or the antifreexe changed - maybe the mechanic let some get out.
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All my wires are taped up...Also installed the oil distribution block from LeatherZ, ran the wires for the oil temp, oil pressure and boost gauges.....


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