Between classes and having my engine flood with coolant (my fault, shouldnt happen to anyone taking the right steps) it took me from thursday around 4 to sunday night. I could only work till dark because it wasnt a well lit area at my campus parking lot and i couldnt see at all.
Take the belt off, alternator, fuel rails w/ injectors, airbox and disconnect all the sensors from the TB. Take the plenum off (you can leave the TB on). Take the original gasket off, clean the intake manifold, apply RTV and let it cure overnight. Re-insall everything, then once you start the car check for vacuum leaks.
How long do I have to let the RTV set?(what the hell is RTV?the adhesive I'm asssuming) I'm getting different times. I haven't gotten the insert yet but I'm sure it says in the instructions. Anyone have any problems that I should be concerned about?
ok thanks. The instructions don't say anything about cutting or having to drill some of the holes bigger Do you know if I can wait longer than stated before doing the final tightening? Do you think I could let it sit overbight?
The final tightening is what makes the seal. The initial wait time (15 minutes or whatever it is) is just so the sealant can "set up". Do the final tightening, but wait as long as you can to start it up.
It says to allow dry time of 4-8 hours. Then it syas to use a torque wrench to tighten them. Then wait 4-12 hours to start the car. My question is can I tighten everything down now. Let the car sit overnight and then start it?
Option #2 can I install everything let it sit overnight and then do the final tightening? or is that too long?
It's going to get dark here in jersey soon that's why I'm asking. I don't want to be in my driveway at 3 in the morning playing with my car
How will I know if I have a leak? Will I hear it,feel it, etc.?
Did you have to drill 2 of the holes larger? I did.
I'm going to contact Zoomer about it and the fact that the instructions don't mention the drilling and the cutting of the PCV clips. I don't want anyone else to get confused. I have the Gen 2 insert with the small groove maybe that's why the instructions were a little different.
You MIGHT be able to hear it, it'll be hard if you have a loud exhaust. Do you have anything to scan with? Check your IAC counts once the car has warmed up, if they're around 20, then you have a leak. You can also spray carb cleaner around the plenum and if the idle surges, then you have a leak.
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