Flaps? What flaps?
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Either the whole manifold has to come off, or if can be split in-situ and just the plenum removed leaving the swirl-flap assembly bolted to the head.
Cambelt can be left in place, but you need to immobilize the pulley for the HP fuel pump as the pump needs to be removed to allow clearance for the manifold to come out. Although if it's a new car to you, I'd be tempted to just do the belt kit + water pump at the same time...
There may or may-no be some grinding too... Can't remember exactly...
Plenty of threads here (Fruity and Pub have done a few good ones), and don't be afraid of checking out the 159/Brera lounge too, as they've also got the same flap-problems...
First step is to find out what you've got under the bonnet though.
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