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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by adrian343, Jan 27, 2012.
Old thread but that bolt is a bugger apart from that easy as, lot quicker to do the L98 but......
So ... many guys said the upper IM doesn't have to be removed completely, and the job only requires levering/lifting intake manifold to gain access room above coils/plugs ... Question is how much "slightly" lifting of intake manifold is required? any approx measure of lifted height?
Since I have Mace intake inslators, which already lifted upper intake manifold by 12mm, I'm thinking if the job can be done without further lifting requirement!
Actually , it probably does not need to be lifted much if at all
Do u have to remove the manifold on an sidi aswell for plug change? Or can you get around it?
Bump for any figures to answer!
You're the one with the spacer - surely you can measure this yourself?
Been umming and aaahing over whether to change them myself for months and the whole split the manifold and break the gasket had put me off until I saw your post here and another thread saying to do it with the bolts left in front and rear.
Took just on an hour first go, neighbour told me this morning it was a **** of a job, he came over when i was doing it and he didn't know to lift the whole manifold.
Signed up just to say Thank you Ricey, you're a champion that saved me some cash. Beer time :drink:
So if you're not splitting the manifold and lifting it as one piece that bugger of a bolt at the back doesn't need to be undone right? Also I only have 4 bolts on the top of my manifold (not counting the front left one that stays put) not 8 as Ricey said...bit confused and could use some help.
The my12 plastic manifold is definitely narrower than the alloy vz-early ve commodores shown on you tube.
There's no need to take the manifold off. Just remove the coils and replace the plugs.
I never had to take my intake manifold off my alloytec to do plugs thats in 2011 calais not heaps of room but it can easily be done wasnt prepared to risk damaging the gasket i think its just most people prefer to lift it to give them more room
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