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Join Date: Jun 2009
Ok! Just to tidy this thread up, firstly, it is a pig of a job to actually free the inlet manifold from above but it can be done with some persistence and a catchment tray to catch the spanner when it will often fall from the screw. Apart from that it is a relatively easy job so long as you are patient and label the wiring as you disconnect it, simply
Remove induction piping at MAF and at throttle body and lift entire assembly out.
Remove Throttle body 4xScrews - easier to remove manifold with this removed,
The right hand side off your engine as you now look should be relatively free and wiring all to your right hand side out off the way, ignition leads, sensors etc.
Now move to the more difficult left handside of the manifold, your are restriced with little space to work with but in a P1 disconnect the blue sensor and unscrew from manifold, undo bottom lower screws (2) on bottom sensors, bright blue pipe, spin red disc anticlockwise and keep withdrawing blue pipe, it will eventually pop out.
Disconnect rigid black pipe click fit, manifold should now be free off all connections. Reach below manifold and you will feel various wirind and pipes clipped to underside, simply unclip.
Remove fuel rail/Injector rail
Remove Top bolts from Inletmanifold stand
A pig off a job to be done from above, stick with it they can be undone, but they cost me a fortune in fines to the swear jar.
Unclip hose clips on rubber mounts between manifold and engine block on the engine block side, unscrew 2x Lower 13mm screws and the manifold will pop out and you can access the Alternator once you remove the bottom two 15mm bolts that hold the stand to the block and remove block stand.
From there its plain sailing.
So, if doing again i would do from above, the only problems i had were the Stand bolts that attach to the top part of the manifold and these were only accessable from above if you use spanners and alot of patience. Other than that its relatively easy, just remember to record/photograph/label all connections that you remove. It makes reassembly a breeze.