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Old 08-17-2012, 09:18 AM   #11
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Make sure that the upper intake support is mounted properly.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:45 PM   #12
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Make sure that the upper intake support is mounted properly.
You are referring to the throttle body/cable bracket, right? It's untouched, and solid.

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:54 PM   #13
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No, there is a part of the upper manifold that attaches to another point for support. You will probably have to look from underneath the car.
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yeah, theres a stud coming off of the engine block above the oil filter. the IM has a slot that slides down around the washer at the end of the stud.
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yeah, theres a stud coming off of the engine block above the oil filter. the IM has a slot that slides down around the washer at the end of the stud.
Huh- the circled thingie?



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nope. its actually coming of the block itself. its really ony able to be seen from below or if the IM is taken out.
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nope. its actually coming of the block itself. its really ony able to be seen from below or if the IM is taken out.
great, I'll go look next time it's up in the air.

BUT, the image of the two intake mani parts (above) should have something to do with this hidden support, one would think, so
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nope.
is sort of confusing.

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Unfortunately that image doesnt show it. if 9424A was turned 180 degrees youd see the slot to slide around the stud end coming off of the block.
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Just did this last night. It's not too hard. The support is right under the #3 intake runner (3rd one from the drivers side). And you can definitely see it from the underside of the car.
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No, there is a part of the upper manifold that attaches to another point for support. You will probably have to look from underneath the car.
Bingo, dude. Thanks for the patience in pointing out this possibility.

The 'ear' that should have had a bolt holding down the mani was broken. Bolt is long gone, about 1/4 inch gap from the ear to the block.

Being rather Bohemian, and quite clever I found a bolt with the right thread and a 1/8" x 3/4" x 2" double-slotted steel plate (I don't throw 'good' stuff away!)

I cut one end open to fit either side of the reinforcement up on the broken ear, loosened one side of the mani boot screws for some 'give' and torqued down the new Mickey-Mouse fix.

How'd THAT thing break? Who knows, I wasn't that rough... Oh, well...


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