The mission has been started. I spent 2.5 hrs today tearing it apart, labeling and bagging parts as I went. Pics will follow when I have time to upload them from the camera.
TB brace bolt
whom ever designed that will be sitting next to the guy in hell that invented the fall-out little order cards that magazines have in them... What a PITA!!!
Tip#1 : using something long, like a 9" socket extension, feed it under the TB to the brace and whack that sob out of the way! It didn't take much force to pivot it.
Question - Whats the torque for the TB bolts? I couldn't find it anywhere.
Question - The top TB nut took out the threaded rod, I haven't looked at the new UIM, is that normal?
An original Upper with 144K miles on it, the stovepipe was caked with crud on the inside
Had to be close to 75% blocked. The stovepipe apparently did not leak much or the leak was in the front and worked its way down into the stovepipe. I'm glad I stopped driving it when I did.
The TB itself looks fine from the front but from th back its just covered black like Don'* was. I've no idea what would cause that. I've got it soaking for a hopefully easy cleanup.
Fuel rail and injectors, gotta love those quick disconnects. It took me a minute to figure out how to; but once I spotted the tabs on the bottom all was good. The injectors came out much easier than I thought they would and are soaking too. (Can you tell I've never done this before?)
Question - Is there anything to service in the fuel rail itself?
Question - upon reassembly, where should I use sealant ?
Tomorrow - remove UIM, LIM, clean up, and begin reassembly
Thanks to everyone for helping!