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Old 05-06-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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HELP!

What bolts need to be taken off in order to install the MACE 25mm insulator? I cannot get the intake manifold off for anything!
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:58 AM   #3
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Make sure you removed the two bolts in the back if you have do a search there are some nice write up on install. Would post you a link but cant with tapatalk.


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Old 05-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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ill post the link to the black iceolator should be the samee
you need a 13mm flex wrench to get the back bolts off

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203645
hope that helps

off topic..are those havoc black chrome wheels? i would love to see them in person
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:18 PM   #5
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thanks so much! alright ill have to go buy one of those, and yea they are ill pm you if you want to meet up or something
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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did you end up getting it installed?
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #7
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there's one on the front, 4 in the middle and 1 all the way in the back. 13mm or 1/2" socket should do.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:40 AM   #8
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went out and bought a flexing socket wrench and that wont do it, i could not find a 13 mm flex wrench. I guess I need that to do it
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:01 AM   #9
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went out and bought a flexing socket wrench and that wont do it, i could not find a 13 mm flex wrench. I guess I need that to do it
I think I ordered mine from amazon

In fact this is the one I got.....just a note, it won't be a quick job to get the back bolts out, took about 20 mins for me to take them off and put them back in....so keep turning that wrench wee bit each time

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o03_s00_i00
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:03 AM   #10
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I am by no means a mechanic. What is the skill required to do this? What's the possibility of screwing things up?
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:42 AM   #11
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Yea I need to order a flex wrench not a flexing socket wrench. The two 13mm bolts in the back could not be in a worse spot.

@Rangore, I'm 18 and by no means a mechanic at all either, doesn't seem like you need to much skill, just the right tools IMO
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:47 AM   #12
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I tried autozone for the flex wrench, called a custom car shop for help on the install and they're 3-4 weeks back up. So I'm going to try sears and pepboys for the tool and hopefully someone has it
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #13
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sears is the place to go. you can buy the single flex head wrench for like $20 or a set for $40ish. id get the set, i've found they are the most useful tool in my box so far.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:51 AM   #14
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I tried autozone for the flex wrench, called a custom car shop for help on the install and they're 3-4 weeks back up. So I'm going to try sears and pepboys for the tool and hopefully someone has it
Do you have a harbor freight nearby?
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I am by no means a mechanic. What is the skill required to do this? What's the possibility of screwing things up?
There are some straight-forward instructions out there for doing this...and really even without them it isn't a tough job. Just need a few select tools (like the 13mm racheting flex head wrench...got mine in a set from sears) and some patience. It really isn't that hard...just don't rush it.

Also, buy a small torque wrench that you can use to measure 18ft lbs...because that is all the torque that is needed to secure the intake manifold bolts back into place. Do not over tighten them!
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:48 AM   #16
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I used a 1/2" swivel head ratchet box wrench, couldn't find a 13mm either....
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #17
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what happens if the bolts are not tightened to 18ft lbs?
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #18
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I bought my 13mm swivel wrench from harbour freight for $10. When I tightened the bolts, i made sure not to over tighten.
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what happens if the bolts are not tightened to 18ft lbs?
well if they somehow come loose and the seal between the intake and heads opens up, then you will have issues of course...I'd say the car will have a rough time running to sum it all up.

Just know that 18ft lbs isn't much, so no need to "lean into it" at all when torqing them down.
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