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HELP, Whats the best way to get my stubborn intake off?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by camokrawler, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. camokrawler

    camokrawler Registered Member

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    My stock intake doesnt want to come off gently, what the best, least harmful way to remove it (properly) I need an answer asap if u can thanx
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    hook an engine hoist to it and lift? i'd unbolt mind and try that if i couldnt get it to pry off
     
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    if you don't have a engien hoist use a pry bar and get it in the seal at the front of the block, that way if you scrach the surcafe it is not as big of a deal as scraching a intake gasket surface. Also make sure you got all the bolts out, on a dirty engine it is very easy for a bolt to hide under some grease and dirt
     
  4. camokrawler

    camokrawler Registered Member

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    yep forgot a bolt covered in dirt, but i got it off now. felt like a dumba$$ there is alot of what i think is carbon on the sides of the valley. is this normal? i am clean out the valley really good be4 i pull the pushrods and lifters
     
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    carbon is normal, be carful cleaning out the lifter valley though, if a lot of the crud falls into the crank case it can clog up your oil pump, last time i did a intake swap i used a shop vac to suck up the stuff while i was scraping it off, it worked really well
     
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    C4/detcord.:saweet:
     
  7. camokrawler

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    alright guys, i am now down to the lifter valley and was trying to be as careful as possible and pick out as much of the crud as i could so i am not too worried. i will change the oil as soon as i break in my cam. i the the timing marks aligned and started pulling pushrods just b4 dark so i'll pull the rest of them in the morning, double check all the mating surfaces and drop in the cam and slap on the intake and if all goes right, it'll run. get r done.
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