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Old 12-07-2014, 10:12 PM
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Just an FYI from my past experience, make sure that's high pressure fuel injection hose or it'll fail. That was a bitch to track down.
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OK, so this is a little embarrassing - I didn't get and gasket for my intake mani which I needed to pull off to change the injectors - i was in a hurry and so I used silicone sealant to make sure there were no leaks. The outcome was a manifold that was impossible to split on the car, and I didn't want to risk breaking it. After a little research it looks like some nasty chemicals might work or a little heat and prying. I decided to try the heat route 1st but a heat torch was going to struggle to get the center parts hot and a good even heat so I figured I'd use my wife's oven...

Here it is - Manifold roast



Here's the fun part - I was interrupted and had to speak with a contractor in my basement - didn't realize it was going to take so long - well apparently there must have been a fair bit of oil residue or something because the smoke alarms all started going off and I filled up the kitchen with smoke...After taking the manifold outside and a few taps with a screwdriver it did separate easily, but I've been working on getting rid of the smell all weekend and my wife's not very amused...I earn't myself a oven scouring exercise....



The moral to the story - don't cut corners - use a proper gasket.....
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:25 PM
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Just an FYI from my past experience, make sure that's high pressure fuel injection hose or it'll fail. That was a bitch to track down.
Good tip, yes it was HP Fuel hose, I only needed like 1 - 2 inches...
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Oil feed for a 94 block was easy, adapter, 90deg elbow and then a short SS flex hose....



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Nice SS 3" exhaust from BEGI/





Installation was pretty easy...



But - looks like it will need some finessing - CV joints are touching....

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