Yaggie1 said:How tough is it to get the IM off the car and back on ? I was in the process of doing the porting on my donor manifold and was looking at the holes on the bottom (under the VTCS) flange. It looks like the 2 on the outsides will be a b****. Please someone tell me it's not that hard to get to em.........
not on the list, any remarks about the removal of the vtcs?iluvmacs said:Get the recall done for the VICS screws first. If your car isn't a part of that recall, make sure you do something to the VICS screws so they don't end up in the combustion chamber.
thats my plan, so its definetely worth it to remove the vtcs? I warm my car up every morning as it is, so the cold shouldnt be too big a problemflat_black said:VICS screws are between the two halves of the manifold, and can be locktited. I did while it was out, but it wasn't a big deal. Easy stuff.
you'll still have turbulance created by the rod and the holes, i haven't finnished p&p mine, I cut my rod off so that the actuator is still going to be in place, but from inside all the holes are filled and ground down, i need to finnish mine, I started awhile back and just had to put it on hold after spending a couple hours working on it. i recommend filling all the holes, its a little more work but if you want to get the best gain, go all the way, imo it wouldnt be worth it to remove the mainfold and hardware and not put it back in knowing you are gonna get the greatest results from what you did. Once I finnish mine and switch manifolds in the car, I'll still have an extra so if you are interested I could do the work and we could swap them through the mail, small cost.Laser03pro said:For the guys that have done this did you plug the holes on the inside also? I need to see how this is setup but why cant you just remove the screws and butter flys doesnt the actuator keep the rod in place?