Join Date: Sep 2006
If you haven't done this already:
No need to unclip all 12 clips on the intake runners, the 6 ones closer to the plenum are enough. Really fiddly to get these back without the correct pliers.
You do need to disconnect the connectors in the black box, as this is screwed to the plenum.
Hoses clip off.
Plenum is screwed to rear camcover with a hex bolt in each end.***edit: lost in translation: allen bolt in each end****
After undoing all bolts, wires, and stuff, just slide the plenum back and up. There are a couple of bushes between the camcover and plenum, be careful not to drop these behind the engine while removing plenum.
1-1.5 hours for first time removal sounds like a fair estimate, it's not difficult, just fiddly as Dan already mentioned.
Reserve slightly more time for putting it back together, especially if you don't have suitable pliers for the clicr clips.
Hope drying the coils is enough, good luck!
Last edited by Mathias; 04-11-11 at 12:48.