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Old 12-16-2001, 10:00 PM
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Can't Get my intake Manifold Off !

I'm pulling my head on 89 ,300E this afternoon and have two problems.

1 Intake manifold won't move back off head. I took off eight bolts and one nut off Intake manifold but the manifold will only move back about 1/4" off the head. What I'm I doing wrong. It seems like it's stuck somewhere.

2. Second "Major problem" I used an Allen torx socket instead of a star sockets and stripped the cam gear bolt that holds the distributor roter bracket.

a>I'm thinking either I cut off the rotor bracket and have the machine shop drill out the screw .

b> break that orange plastic retainer behind the bracket so I can get to the timing chain.

c. drill the face off the cam gear bolt.


It has 217 on it .Is is easy to replace the timing chain. I really don't want to take much more off.

Thanks,

Mike
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Old 12-16-2001, 10:11 PM
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It sounds like you are having many problems that come with the Do-it-yourselfer.

There are tools that will extract those stubborn bolts without breaking or grinding on them.

If the intake is loose, that is all you need. Just crack the head loose and slide it out of the stud on the intake, leaving the intake on the engine.
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Old 12-18-2001, 11:39 PM
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Are there bracket supports under the intake on this engine that attach to the block? If there are, they need the bolts removed where it connects to the intake.
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Yes, there are support brackets under the intake. they also connect to the cruise actuator. I leave them intact and just slide out the head.
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