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Old 07-17-2006, 01:32 PM   #1
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I'm at the point where I need to change my SC coupler. I have all of the parts necessary to complete the job. I'm a little hesitant to do it only because I don't want to cause any issues after I get it done. My main concern is getting a coolant leak in to the intake manifold or anything else you could imagine.

Is this really a straight forward repair? I donít mind doing it Iím just a little skidish when it comes to taking stuff off my engine.

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i don' think that you would have to worry about causing a coolent leak by changing the coupler... but i havn't done it either so i'm not speaking with expirence, just logic (and its messed up sometimes )

but i wouldn't be to worried, you'll learn a lot by workin on your own cars.
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Drain your cooling system maybe halfway before you do this. You will need to take the */C off of the car to do this at all...one of the shafts us S1 guys get

Aside from the coupler and new oil, you will need a */c to intake gasket and the 2 yellow o-rings (oem gasket does not come with these, felpro does). Good idea to change out your injector o-rings at this time, and your LIM gaskets...saves so much headache and gives you piece of mind.
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While you are there..pull the throttle body off and clean it as well.

Then you have done everything that should be when you are at this point.

Following the instructions and cleaning surfaces well before reassembly will have you back together and happy in no time.
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Thanks Guys. I just didn't want to mess anything up and have a bigger problem come up and bite me.

I've got all of the gaskets and o-rings and such. The only thing I need is the red gasket material. I guess I need to get that from the dealer or will permatex stuff work?
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Get it from the dealer...get the small tube..

It'll be reasonably priced. I've been told SC oil will get through RTV and to tell you honestly..I doubt it would...but I'm not taking the chance.
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I did this a couple of years ago, it was a piece of cake, here is the step by step I did that should help

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/479367/2

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if its like mine, the only thing you have to do to change your coupler is move the alternator, and remove the snout. there is no coolant lines in the way either. I think its 10 13mm bolts. and the coupler is a slideon any way. Now i dont know when the M90'* started, but mine was easy, took like 20-30 minutes the first time.
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if its like mine, the only thing you have to do to change your coupler is move the alternator, and remove the snout. there is no coolant lines in the way either. I think its 10 13mm bolts. and the coupler is a slideon any way. Now i dont know when the M90'* started, but mine was easy, took like 20-30 minutes the first time.
Pat, we're talking about the Series 1 supercharged engine, not the Series 2. It'* different. He MUST remove the supercharger. Let'* try to keep this thing clear and consice without confusion.
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sorry, like i said i didnt know when the series 2 began
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