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V6 intake mod done

So on my adventures at work today, I wandered into my local breakers to look for a few bits.
Found a 2.4 jtd 156 with the intake staring me in the face, so I took it off and gave the man 5 euro (roughly £3.50) http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
This evening I put it in.
This is not a difficult job by any means.
For starters. Remove the long plastic cover along the wing/ behind the headlamp. Its just held in by two screws.
You will then see the resonator box.
It is only held in by 1 10mm bolt which you will see when the cover is removed.
Then jack the car up and remove the undertray if you have one.
I also unbolted the airbox and moved it as far left as I could to give more prying room for the resonator box.
The resonator has 2 clips into the airbox. Push them in with a big flathead and pry the resonator away from the airbox. It then drops out with a bit of a twist.
There is an o-ring on the resonator that wasnt on my v6 intake so I swapped it over.
Its then just a matter of putting it all back together.
The v6 intake does not bolt back into where the resonator bolt went. There is a hole hidden on the chassis leg you will feel it with your finger where the hole on the v6 intake lines up.
Make sure to remove the clip that goes into the chassis leg from the donor car and push it into your car.
Simples http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
It really is all self explanitory when you do it.

As for what difference it makes....
Dont be expecting the car to sound different, there really isnt much in it. Maybe just over 5k rpm it sound slightly more throaty for a second and pulling in 3rd gear at 2k it also sound marginaly different but thats it.
The car does seem a little more responsive though especially in first gear. But again, just a small bit.

I suppose it was worth the 5 euro and 1 hour of my time anyway.
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I did a similar thing to my first 156 2.0 TS.

The resonator box was removed and I replaced it with a plain pipe from a GTA.

I couldn't really tell any difference. I suppose a bit of weight was saved so that couldn't be a bad thing though.
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I was looking at them on ebay.
They were working out at £30 inc. postage to Ireland. Im glad I didnt buy one I would have felt like I was robbed. But it was worth the fiver I spent.
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I did my TS a few years ago with the V6 pipe .. I thought it might be more responsive, but to check asked SHMBO to drive it and she said it definitely felt quicker ... I didn't tell her what I had done (I'd replaced the suspension arms so used that as an excuse)

I guess that could also be down to the new air filter that went in at the same time.

But now, several years on, and with a Powerflow filter, the pickup is definitely better .. maybe at 206K the TS is just run-in properly!

cheers, Gary

HIS: 1998 156 2.0 TSpark with Sport Pack 2, sunroof and hi-level spoiler in Alfa Rosso. V6 intake mod, clear side repeaters and Zeatek undertray.

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Ive a long way to go before its run in so. 150k more to catch up with you haha
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