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intake manifold install tips?

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#1 shanonsf


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Posted 29 August 2003 - 02:28 AM

hey all,
about to install a fresh intake manifold on my EA81..

any tips, do's & dont's,and warnings appreciated

82 GLW

#2 baccaruda



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Posted 29 August 2003 - 02:32 AM

order new intake-to-head bolts from the dealer. put anti-sieze on them before installation. Buy a tap and clean out the threads in the heads. try not to snap off any corroded bolts. and label all the things you disconnect.

#3 shanonsf


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Posted 29 August 2003 - 02:55 AM

I have had it unbolted recently to mess with the EGR passage. So I think it'll come off clean, good tip about the anti seize
this time I have to disconnect/reconnect alot of unfamiliar stuff (intimitading) and swap the fresh carb i recently installed etc........

I'll keep ya posted & thx


#4 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 29 August 2003 - 02:58 AM


Kinda goes without saying, but just to make sure. You can get a sheet of gasket paper too and a nice exacto knife to make those hard to find gaskets. Not every Kragen and Napa has Carburator Gaskets for a EA81 hitachi.

Also, gimme a call if you run into any problems. I will have all day tomorrow off (Friday).


#5 MorganM


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Posted 29 August 2003 - 09:35 AM

And dont forget to double check your bolt torque after a thousand miles!!! Or you will end up like me and blow your intake manifold gaskets 2000 miles :(

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