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Discussion in 'SN95 Cobras' started by 97RioRed4V, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. 97RioRed4V

    97RioRed4V Member Established Member

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    Last night I finally got the coolant crossover pipe removed (rusted in). Now I just removed the 10 bolts that hold down then lower intake and IMRCs. I tried lifting the intake and it is stuck on! I used a two foot long pry bar to the bottom on the intake and pried against the engine block ridge (alternator area) with no luck. Any suggestions please????
     
  2. greasy

    greasy SVT Noob Established Member

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    Did you remove the wiring harness that is secured to the back of the intake?
     
  3. THE RED 1

    THE RED 1 Wake up, piss excellence Established Member

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    Did u take the lid off and undo the bolts on the inside, I think there is either 2or 4 I dont remember im sirw someone knows
     
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    jakesspv6 Member Established Member

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    Any pics? If you got all 10 it should lift up with ease. There are not any bolts in the middle like stated above.
     
  5. 97RioRed4V

    97RioRed4V Member Established Member

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    I just looked. I have two bolts in the lower intake (air tube section) that I believe go to the imrcs. Do I need to remove this? Lastly I am not sure about the wire harness. All I see.back there is the cables going to imrcs. Wouldn't it still come up if there was a wiring harness?
     
  6. Mystic-SVT

    Mystic-SVT snuggle fest, mmmmm! Established Member

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    Yes every bolt needs to be removed for the intake to come off, also there are 2 bolts inside the intake that also need to be removed. Look right in the middle toward the edge of the intake, where the runners meet the lower part of the intake.
     
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    mwolson Gray beard Established Member

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    FYI, the IMRC box bolts to the bottom of the intake into bosses on the bottom of the intake.
     
  8. 97RioRed4V

    97RioRed4V Member Established Member

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    Thanks I will remove the additional two bolts tonight.
     
  9. 97RioRed4V

    97RioRed4V Member Established Member

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    You guys were right! The two bolts inside the air intake (air tube area) are longer than expected. Once I took them out and the 4 bolts underneath for the IMRC control box I was able to pull the intake out. What I was supprised to see was a little bit of oil in the intake. Is that normal for 75K miles? Anything I should do to stop it before intalling the intake and supercharger?
     
  10. Chris _Scott

    Chris _Scott NA FTW Established Member

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    Normal. Im not sure how other cars are..but we get blow by like no other.

    Im assuming it is the horizontal surfaces inside the intake that allows the oil to accumulate. Same with c head intakes.
     
  11. na svt

    na svt say no to power adders Established Member

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    It's the fact that the runner inlets are above the runner floor. Gravity is a bitch.
     

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