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Old Tue, Mar-09-2010, 08:11:19 PM   #21
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but if I remember correctly (it's been a couple years), you do not have to remove any connections from the starter before removing intake manifold. In your DIY, pictures 11c and 11d show the power lead going to the starter and claims that you must blindly remove the connection before manifold will come free. I do not remember doing this step, and correct me if I am wrong, but you only need to unhook the harness from the rear of manifold as shown in picture 9.
05/18/2010: You are correct. I have updated the DIY above.

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This is a WONDERFUL DIY.. it's going up as a sticky, and I will be thinking about moving it to the DIY forum (where things like the valve-adjustment DIY live.)

Thanks MUCH for the effort and time to document this. I particularly like the linked photos showing what connects to what.. I've never seen that done before and it's a great idea!
Thanks. I am glad that photo helped cuz I was concerned it might confuse some people more than it would help. Reason I even decided to do that was beacuse I totally missed the drain connection when I yanked the intake out. Luckily for me, it just unplugged instead of breaking
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Thanks for this diy. I am getting ready to tackle this job this weekend.
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Old Fri, Mar-12-2010, 07:31:09 PM   #23
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Superb DIY! I always wondered how the intake/trumpet clamps were removed.
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thank you so much for this! unfortunately i think i need to do this when the rain stops. hopefully monday or tuesday.
very generous of you, thanks again!
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Great job on the diy.
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Excellent thread! In preparing to install my supercharger,this will certainly come in handy. Thanks!!
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Thanks again for the diy!!! I just got done replacing my starter using this diy.
To remove the starter bolts from the top of the engine bay I used a ratcheting E12 torx wrench and really had to muscle it to break them loose.

http://www.amazon.com/Gear-Wrench-92.../dp/B000HBF5LQ

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http://cgi.ebay.com/BLACKHAWK-PROTO-...item2ea8075883
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Thanks again for the diy!!! I just got done replacing my starter using this diy.
To remove the starter bolts from the top of the engine bay I used a ratcheting E12 torx wrench and really had to muscle it to break them loose.

http://www.amazon.com/Gear-Wrench-92.../dp/B000HBF5LQ

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http://cgi.ebay.com/BLACKHAWK-PROTO-...item2ea8075883
Thanks for posting that It'll come in handy if I have to do my starter. The wrench you posted is flat. I was under the impression it would need to be angled. How hard was it to get the bolts out? How hard was it to get the thread for the starter bolts started when you were installing the new starter? Looked like there might be a space constraint!

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The hardest part was breaking the torx bolts loose with the wrench since I did not get much leverage from a short wrench and there was no room for a cheater bar.. Once the bolts are about half way out you can separate the starter from the bell housing with a small pry bar and it will pull the bolts against the bell housing again to give you room to finish loosening them.. The space is tight, but it can be done with a flat ratcheting torx wrench.. At first I tried to get a torx socket back there, but there was not enough room behind the bolts for that... Once I put the new starter in starting the bolts by hand was no problem. I used a e12 torx wrench from a set of blackhawk torx wrenches found on ebay.

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This is great! Some of the pictures may help in getting other jobs done as well, so I may be referencing this often.
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