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Old 05-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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Question Intake manifold on 16 valve

Hello and thanks for watching.

I am totally unsure, but since I am bored, I will attempt to fix a vacuum leak on my 1990 740 GLE by replacing intake gasket. I have never done a 16-valve so any advice would be great.

The plan is to take off intake with most of the items still on it. Fuel rail, injectors and so on.
At the time I will also replace the oil trap and clean TB.


On a completly unrelated subject.....Over the past 3-4 years I have brought a 69 Dodge Dart back to life along with a '76 240. I have noticed along the way that I spend alot of time fixing past "repairs". One of the best is when I was looking at the rear brakes on the '76. Some how when the dofuss replaced the pads they lost a few parts, so instead of spending the couple of dollars of new pins they filled the entire area with RTV silicon. You can't make that up
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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Take the intake manifold off. Scrape off the old gasket, install new gasket, put intake back on. Not rocket surgery. Get'r done.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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What if I don't like to scrape? I wonder if I could rent a helper monkey to do it?
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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I suppose it will take you less time to replace an intake manifold gasket than the length of time this thread has been in existence. If you're looking for hand holding... well... it's not that bad of a job.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:53 PM   #5
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It does look like an easy job. Just thought I would ask before I did something stupid and preventable. An ounce of prevention......
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:41 AM   #6
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snap pix of the bay BEFORE you start ripping and tearing..
good reference for a car that WORKED BEFORE YOU STARTED
FIXING IT.....
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:08 AM   #7
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Thank you that is a good idea TrickMick!
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