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Old 03-06-2002, 09:59 PM
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Separating intake manifold from head, how much is necessary?

I guess my question is, what is the least I have to unbolt to separate the intake from the head to remove head to change head gasket on an M103?

The CD manual article (on removing and installing intake manifold, replacing gasket) asks you to remove the mixture control unit with air guide housing, remove plastic rail for engine wiring harness, remove start valve, disconnect bowden cable and take off supporting bracket for intake manifold (among other small things too long to mention)?

Is all this necessary? Article never even mentions removing the 5 bolts that run across the manifold -- is this a given? To get to the 3rd bolt you have to remove the start valve -- removing it for any other reason I wouldn't understand why...

TIA for any insight,

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