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Old 12-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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Thanks, that's what I ended up doing, however the bolts holding the bracket to the intake manifold are not very good metal and I twisted the heads off them, trying not to twist the heads off them.
As an aside note:
Don't you think that intake manifold system and air intake system is a bit of overkill?
Does that engine really require that much air intake routing for the engine to run?

My own thoughts are that an air cleaner over the the intake opening to the manifold would remove five feet of conduit around the battery.

Also: why not remove 70 % of the lower part of that intake manifold, is it really necessary?

Takes more than talk to get things done.
I'm an amateur back-yard-mechanic (BYM) who has removed two Split Port engines and transmissions from two Focuss cars. 2001/2002 and made one used parts combination to put back in the 2002.
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