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Old 07-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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I'm waiting on money to start rolling in before I can buy more things; however, I lucked out earlier in the year and scored a squaretop. I cleaned the outside of it today with Simple Green Extreme + pressure washer, but I was curious if it would be worth it to pull it apart and clean out the inside before installing it on the VVT engine I have.

What needs to be done to reassemble it? Any gaskets? RTV?

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Assuming you don't mess up the metal gasket, it can be reused. I recommend using RTV regardless.

Cleaning it will take $5 of throttle body cleaner, and 30min. I would do so.
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Torque specs?
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Torque specs?
What year is the car? I have the service manuals.



FWIW: I torque the manifold bolts with a 4 inch, 1/4 inch drive ratchet. Just use your non-dominant hand, and push until they are snug. Lower final pressure than a drain plug.

I also broke the far left rear bolt when I installed mine. No vacuum leaks or issues to speak of.
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The intake is from a EUDM 2001-2005.
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I have the 99 shop manual, torque should be the same. PM me your email and I'll send it to you.
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Guys this is not hard stop bein retarded


The plenum bolts are not load or torque bearing. Tighten then down and make a fukking seal. That is all there is too it.

Also I say only rtv if your boost leak tester shows leaks. Use the metal gasket.

I have taken my plenum off 63,232 times. No leaks. If i can you can too. That or admit you are a worse mechanic then I am.
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A Hondata IMG will keep the intake manifold a good bit cooler and gives you an extra 1/4" clearance for your coolant return if you have a reroute running along that side of the motor. If the manifold is coming off anyway, I'd go ahead and spend the $50 on it.
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pheloholic spacers are total BS. Having the stupid thing spaced from the engine wont do dick. The damn engine bay is liek 250*F ambient.
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This is what it did when I put it on my boyfriend's RSX: Hondata IMG temp variations - Club RSX Message Board

I'm sure it's nothing significant power wise, but the more cool air I can get in the motor the better. Plus it did make a noticeable difference in getting the rerouted coolant hose around the charge piping and in swapping injectors.
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This is what it did when I put it on my boyfriend's RSX: Hondata IMG temp variations - Club RSX Message Board

I'm sure it's nothing significant power wise, but the more cool air I can get in the motor the better. Plus it did make a noticeable difference in getting the rerouted coolant hose around the charge piping and in swapping injectors.

Wow. Amazing. That probably nets .1* cooler airflow!!!!! Super great. I need some phenoholic up on my *****! I bet his *** is not as finely tuned as my ***. Dyno and thats why he couldnt sense the 1/346th of hp difference.

What a waste of money and time.
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