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Old 02-21-2004, 04:50 AM
speedy300Dturbo speedy300Dturbo is offline
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Fellow 603'ers,

Removing the intake manifold isn't TOO bad - it just takes some good hex sockets (1/4" drive Snap-ons work well), some wobblers, extensions, and of course a ratchet. When it's off, you can do all kinds of fun stuff EASILY, such as:

Replace glowplugs
Replace shutoff valve and gasket
Lube throttle linkage sockets
Adjust ALDA (can be done w/ manifold in place if ALDA is removed)
Replace injector line clips and rubber shims to prevent injector line damage
Replace intake manifold gasket which likes to leak around the #2 intake port
Clean intake manifold of 16+ years of sludge

You should do all this eventually, and removing the manifold allows you to accomplish it quite easily.
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