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Old Fri, Apr-24-2009, 05:52:26 PM   #1
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Default DYI on removing Intake Manifold on SMG

Thought I would throw together some photos on how I removed the Intake Manifold on my SMG based M3. I removed the IM as it was really dirty and the yellow horns were coated in a oily mix. The IM has never been cleaned in 100,000 miles. The first step is to remove the air box, cabin air filter box, shock tower bar. Label your parts and lay those to the side. You will need to buy these parts to make life eaiser. You will need 6 new clamps which are part # 11617831745 which is a 63mm clamp. You will also need to track down a Lisle tool ( $22.00), part # 30500 or they call it a boot clamp plier. I would suggest ordering 8 clamps as they are cheap ( 2.00) and you will destroy some while removing them even if you use the tool. This is what my IM looked liked before I took it off the car. There is a oil bypass vent in the bottom of the IM and that and a K&N filter oil could have added to the gunk that was on my horns.
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Old Fri, Apr-24-2009, 06:25:54 PM   #2
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Now after you have this area removed of air filters etc... you have the IM staring at you. First thing you do it to remove the oil dip stick tube bolt and swing the oil dip stick tube out of the way. There is also a venting hose next to the oil dip stick tube that you pinch the sides and you remove it. After you do that we will start with the left hand side of the IM and start to remove tubes. The first tube you will have that is UNDER the IM is a yellow topped tube which uses two sets of ribs that you squeeze in and then pull down and out of the way. Photos show what this looks like.. pinch those in and swing tube out of the way.. last photo shows you the bottom side of the IM where this tube connects to.
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Old Fri, Apr-24-2009, 06:29:01 PM   #3
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The next item you will need to remove is a batch of tubes that come together as one. You only slide this grouping off the hook and it gets to hang down and out of the way. You will take this grouping and slide it towards the firewall and it will unhook of the underside of the IM.
On the photo that is 4th from the left you can make out the clip this hangs on to. Also note that in the 3rd photo from the left the "V" shaped bracket.. this is where the IM bolts to.
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Old Fri, Apr-24-2009, 06:34:17 PM   #4
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Thank you for this...
Can you give total time it took you to do this?
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Old Fri, Apr-24-2009, 06:42:43 PM   #5
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as an estimate...15-20 minutes off...15-20 on...when you know what you are doing. The first time always takes longer.

I like the pliers you showed...may have to get some. However, I did this job with a mini set of channel locks and didn't damage any. I actually reused the originals. The bentley recommends replacing the clamps, but I don't see why this is necessary, it's not like they stetch out
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The next tube is the SMG fluid tube. This can be really messy. What you are going to be doing is this. You have a brownish clip that you will take and push it up towards the hood while you are pulling down on the tube itself. It is a self sealing tube but you will get fluid all over the place if you are not carefull. This one is the most daunting but it is actaully easy once you hear the clip "click" when you are pushing it upwards. Here are some photos of the clip to view.
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The clamps on my car were practically siezed on.
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A few more shots of the SMG tube. In the photo on the right you can see the SMG tube which is being pointed at, also you can see the small oil bypass vent tube which I will will talk about later.. notice how much father back the venting tube sits than the SMG tube. You will not see this and can only feel for this tube under the IM.
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Next up is dealing with sliding off a clip that holds a hose onto the right side ( near firewall) of the IM. The clip you can see how it works and you just slide that up and remove the clip totally. Hose will then become unattached from the IM. See clip shots.
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Next step is to remove the two bolts holding the IM onto the frame. See shot.. you will feel these with your hands and they attach to a "V" shaped metal bar.. small hands really help here..
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