domino_z, on Jun 10 2011, 10:00 PM, said:
i was set get this install done today, and planned to have had it done by midday
woke up early, went to my mates workshop, and as soon as i started dismantling the right side bov pipe and airbox and i got a look at how far down those inlet bolts are i packed it in and put everything back together
definitely a job for a full day, and not a few hours on a sat morning
the bolts i can get to with patience and the right tools, but more worrying is connecting all the hoses to the inlets
the left side will need the exhaust heat shield removed, and the right side is going to be the real knuckle buster with the ac lines + solenoid in the way
ill be going back to my mates workshop during the week to give it a proper go with a whole 8 hours ahead of me
these are the instructions im using
I can give you a few tips for changing them out. This is after whatever air intake system you are using has been removed.
1. Remove the upper I/C pipes and bovs so you have better access. Don't try to remove heat shields as this will be of no benefit.
2. On the left side, remove the boost solenoid lines from the solenoid. Leave the solenoid attached to the inlet pipe. It will come out with the inlet pipe assembly.
3. Left side you can get a long extension snaked through right above the a/c compressor to get the upper nut on the inlet pipe flange. A mirror is needed to line it up but it really isn't that hard once you get the socket with long extension attached in the area.
4. Leave the steel vacuum tube attached to both the left and right side inlet pipes attached to the pipes, only removing the line from the valve cover to them.
5. On the right side inlet pipe, the upper flange bolt can be accessed in the same fashion as the left, only removing the power steering pump makes the job 99X easier. Don't remove the lines, just the pump bolts to the mounting bracket.
6. Both bottom inlet pipe flange nuts can be accessed from the bottom of the car, just need to take the two rear panels off like when you change your oil.
7. Re-install in reverse order, providing the vendor's pipe you are using has all the necessary fittings, tabs and mounting locations.
8. Go to the first aid kit and bandage all your bark removal spots....lol.
Edited by Dave@GotboostPerformance, 30 November 2011 - 12:57 AM.