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Offline Rumface on: December 21, 2014, 10:18:10 pm

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So I finally got my hands on a Corolla Intake! I've given it a quick douse in WD40 so it's ready to go in now.



I'll try and grab a few pictures when fitting for anyone else thinking about doing it. I'm a complete novice at this so anything I need to know before giving this a go would be appreciated. I'm worried I might be missing some bolts to mount the throttle - as far as I can tell this should be a straight swap though right?

Offline Ray0241 #1 on: December 22, 2014, 06:50:56 am

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Pretty much. I have one fitted, I took off the fuel rail and injectors, also the bracket on the bulk head is difficult to get your hands down to.

Offline Rumface #2 on: December 22, 2014, 07:55:35 pm

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Doesn't sound too bad then - although I don't like the idea of taking the fuel rail off.

Offline Ray0241 #3 on: December 22, 2014, 10:50:09 pm

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Only a few bolts and I didn't disconnect it, as that would have been a pain and just to give you more reach. Want some photos of mind fitted?

Offline Rumface #4 on: December 23, 2014, 08:15:25 am

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Please mate that'd be great!

Offline Ray0241 #5 on: December 23, 2014, 10:22:49 am

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Will do as soon as I have finished work :)

Offline Ray0241 #6 on: December 23, 2014, 05:03:14 pm

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Its rather helpful I painted it blutle and my engine isn't the cleanest...

Offline Rumface #7 on: December 23, 2014, 05:30:38 pm

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Thanks! - I really appreciate that. Feel a bit more confident now.

I'll probably give this a go tomorrow as I'm hopefully off work half the day - I'll let you know how it goes.

Offline Ray0241 #8 on: December 23, 2014, 08:06:34 pm

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Unbolting the fuel rail and injectors will help. :)

Offline Rumface #9 on: December 26, 2014, 12:14:04 pm

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After an hour and a bit this morning I conceded defeat. I had 4/5 bots/nuts removed from the intake but the last bolt nearest the throttle-body on the bottom row was too concealed for me to get any purchase with any of the tools I had to hand. My socket wrench didn't fit between the pipes on the manifold so it was almost impossible to take off.

Little bit upset with myself might have another go with it next week.

Offline Ray0241 #10 on: December 26, 2014, 06:52:53 pm

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Where you based?

Offline Rumface #11 on: December 26, 2014, 09:23:48 pm

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Coventry Mate -  Little far away from you  :(

Offline Ray0241 #12 on: December 27, 2014, 03:00:17 pm

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Yeah I am around the Essex area. :)

Offline steed #13 on: December 30, 2014, 02:52:12 pm

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how did you get on with this, I am fortunate enough to posses a variety of extension lengths for my socket as well as a variety of ratchets including a very tiny one! But sometimes its just a case of grinning and bearing it whilst the engine you are working so hard on tries it's darndest to slice you hands up.  :(

You might fine you need another two bolts for the throttle body if the corolla manifold didn't come with any as the Paseo manifold has two stud and two bolts in place of the corolla's four bolts. Also its worth noting some of the engine still have the manifold brace which is found below the manifold. bracing it to the engine block (if this isn't undone from the manifold you won#t be able to take it off, of course it might not be there). If you are missing the two bolts give me a shout as I may have a couple of spares.

Offline Rumface #14 on: December 30, 2014, 08:37:13 pm

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I am indeed missing two bolts for the throttle. I'm also super embarrassed to say I'm missing a nut for the manifold too and spent a good couple of hours rolling the car back and forth trying to find it.  ::)

I can paypal some money to you for the bolts if you have some spare :)

I'll need a smaller socket for sure, I might have got to it eventually if it wasn't freezing outside. I started pretty early on boxing day and eventually gave up just before it started to rain. As you said there are some pretty evil edges around the intake that thirst for blood at even the slightest touch.

Here's a picture of me pretending to know what I'm doing: