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Old 02-18-2011, 01:55 PM   #21
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I got the blue piece up on one, but wasn't sure about what to pull on next. Thanks.

Also, this will be something new cuz my alternator is different than the one in Danthurs' write-up. Has a bracket, looks to be bigger with more bolts. I got the one "pivot" bolt out but it doesn't pivot.

Injectors themselves just pull up still connected to the fuel rail?

The throttle body bolts, two are easy but the thrid on the bottom back side is all by feel... bot it loose, though!
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yea, on that alt bracket...just remove a the couple of 10mm'* that hold it and it'll move for you. I've found that the piece that'* left behind has to move to get the LIM off.

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Sounds like you are doing well. you'll be done with the job soon.
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so far, so good. I keep coming down here to ck your write-up and ask questions. my keybaord will need to be degreased.

rails off, just grab w/ both hands and push down against the engine with fingers, maybe wiggle or two and it popped off. Good thing the UIM kit has injector o-rings (I think).
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Yeah..it'* nice to have the rings. Make sure you put the two rings on the pcv. One under the pcv and one on the cap above it.

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I just wanted to add the Victor Reinz high end gaskets (like fel-pro they make a standard and a high end) they use pure metal around the torque bolt holes to prevent one from overtorquing. I have one and it is a neat design. Like everything elese, I am sure it has it limits,but for a backyard mechanic like me who may overtorque, the Victor gasket set can provide some room for error.
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ok, UIM is off. Only slight traces of coolant that hard to see, but the top of the LIM is very, very dirty and oily. Going to be a pita to clean off.

CONCERN-----> Now, before I do anything else, how much coolant should I have drained? I only took off the thermostat and siphoned out what I could from that point, can still see some in there. I guess I'm asking what'* going to happen when I get the LIM loosened then take it out.


Guns... I saw the VR gaskets, liked the look, but after asking around here I went with the high-end Fel Pro mainly cuz of $$. I have some pics, they seem sturdy, aluminum plate with the rubber gaskets around the holes.
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I'd pull a radiator hose etc. That way it'* below the water pump. Some staying in the heads, block etc... but drain as much as you can relatively easy.
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Johnny on the spot.. or, Bill on the spot! thanks. I'll go see what I can do. Hope nothing critical is jeapordized if the lifter valley gets a coolant bath.
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Nah..just pop the oil drain plug and drain it out..rinse 1 qt of clean oil through it before you start up.. Then after start up etc..double check the oil for coolant in it. Change the oil again if necessary.

Sometimes it happens..usually I have no problems..but one time..I changed oil three times.
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ps..I'll be leaving work soon. Johnny is leaving the building til Monday.. you got 9 minutes by the work pc.
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