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Re: ICV-intake gaskets? (archive)

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Posted by Chris W. on July 19, 2000 at 21:14:35:

In Reply to: ICV-intake gaskets? posted by ez on July 19, 2000 at 20:24:18:

If you're going to remove the throttle bodies, then yes I'd say you might as well test and replace the intake gaskets, but you don't have to remove the throttle bodies to get to the idle control valve. When I replaced mine, I just seperated the intake manifold from the throttle bodies where they connect to the throttle necks.

There are 6 (I think) cap nuts holding the manifold to the throttle bodies. Remove these and the two should come apart. If they've been sealed together with silicone sealant, you might need to do what I had to and hammer a putty knife in between the two to break the seal. After that they came apart easily, and it was no problem to remove the manifold and just work on the ICV.

Chris W.

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