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as title really,is there anything i need to know before i start the job,fiddly bits etc.

got an auto specialists one to replace the existing one.

any help appreciated.
 

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QUOTE(denboy @ 1 Jan 2010, 09:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>as title really,is there anything i need to know before i start the job,fiddly bits etc.

got an auto specialists one to replace the existing one.

any help appreciated.


Is it the one which is on top of the engine leading to the MAF? If so I removed mine when fitting my DS Induction Kit.

There are 2 bolts holding it on. One at the back and one on the side of the cylinder head.

It is held onto the rubber boot at top of the engine bay by a jubilee clip

At the back of the pipe there will be one or two vacuum pipes (I had one). Squeeze the clips and they pop off. Just clip them onto the new pie and apply a blanking plug to one of the holes if you only have the one vacuum hose. (I assume it will be supplied)

The MAF Sensor just needs the top jubilee clip loosening to remove the old pipe

Hope this helps

Chris
 

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QUOTE(Simo @ 1 Jan 2010, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Is it the one which is on top of the engine leading to the MAF? If so I removed mine when fitting my DS Induction Kit.

There are 2 bolts holding it on. One at the back and one on the side of the cylinder head.

It is held onto the rubber boot at top of the engine bay by a jubilee clip

At the back of the pipe there will be one or two vacuum pipes (I had one). Squeeze the clips and they pop off. Just clip them onto the new pie and apply a blanking plug to one of the holes if you only have the one vacuum hose. (I assume it will be supplied)

The MAF Sensor just needs the top jubilee clip loosening to remove the old pipe

Hope this helps

Chris

thanks for taking the time to answer
.on the a/s hardpipe,there are 2 pipes for vacuum,but i only have 1 like yourself,as i bought the pipe s/hand i dont have a blanking piece,any suggestions.
 

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QUOTE(denboy @ 1 Jan 2010, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>thanks for taking the time to answer
.on the a/s hardpipe,there are 2 pipes for vacuum,but i only have 1 like yourself,as i bought the pipe s/hand i dont have a blanking piece,any suggestions.

They look like these but I don't know where you get them from. I have seen them used on other things but I can't remember what

http://www.fitchtherubberman.com.au/Blanking_caps.htm

Chris

EDIT http://www.component-force.co.uk/en/category/32/epdm-caps

You just have to measure the diameter of the un-needed pipe. A quid doesn't sound bad

Chris
 

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The bolt holding the pipe to the side of the engine can be a fiddly little sod to reach and ger a spanner or socket onto - be careful you don't drop the bolt once you try to get it out. Also if you've run the engine at all before taking the pipe off be careful leaning on it to reach the rear bolt cos it will stay hot for ages - old towel handy here.

PHILJB had fun and games getting his AS Cold Pipe to fit, the bracket was a mile off - so just compare new to old before you get it all in place, worst case just cut off the bracket and fit without.
 

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QUOTE(troy45 @ 1 Jan 2010, 12:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The bolt holding the pipe to the side of the engine can be a fiddly little sod to reach and ger a spanner or socket onto - be careful you don't drop the bolt once you try to get it out. Also if you've run the engine at all before taking the pipe off be careful leaning on it to reach the rear bolt cos it will stay hot for ages - old towel handy here.

PHILJB had fun and games getting his AS Cold Pipe to fit, the bracket was a mile off - so just compare new to old before you get it all in place, worst case just cut off the bracket and fit without.

seems i,m scuppered before i start,haven,t got a blanking plug for the other vacuum hole.
 

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QUOTE(denboy @ 1 Jan 2010, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
seems i,m scuppered before i start,haven,t got a blanking plug for the other vacuum hole.


hi m8 when i bought my a/s hard pipe it came with a blanking plug i didnt use it so its spare so if you want it i can post it to you
 

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QUOTE(alanandnicky @ 1 Jan 2010, 12:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>hi m8 when i bought my a/s hard pipe it came with a blanking plug i didnt use it so its spare so if you want it i can post it to you


i would appreciate that,i,ll pm you my addy.


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When i got mine from AS they sent a small piece of blue hose with it, then put a large diameter bolt into the tube, jubilee clip, and then attach to the spare pipe. I'm surprised that you didnt receive one??? AS are normally pretty good with things like that, maybe give Alan @ AS a call.
 

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QUOTE(davechci @ 1 Jan 2010, 01:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>When i got mine from AS they sent a small piece of blue hose with it, then put a large diameter bolt into the tube, jubilee clip, and then attach to the spare pipe. I'm surprised that you didnt receive one??? AS are normally pretty good with things like that, maybe give Alan @ AS a call.

its a used one.
 

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Ahhh... now that makes sense, I think some of the earlier pre-facelift models use both of the pipes so no need for a blanking piece. Anyway glad to see that a fellow member is posting one out.
 

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I got a brand new pipe from a/s and it did not come with any blanking plug. I just made one up myself using the hose/bolt and jubilee clip. Works fine.
 
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