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Old 07-24-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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Replacing the IMS

Tonight started to dig for that IMS, exhaust brackets loose. First fatality, cracked taillight. Will do more in the morning.

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Old 07-24-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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OK... I'll ask.

How did you break your tail light?????
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Pulling the bumper cover off
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:46 AM   #4
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With WD-40 RUST RELEASE, and 15" channel-locks, exhaust off in 30 minutes.





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Old 07-25-2012, 07:52 AM   #5
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Pulling the bumper cover off
Sorry to hear that as pulling the muffler with it on is simple. On the plus side, replacement shouldn't be too hard and is wayyy cheaper than a paint boo boo.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:25 AM   #6
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Why not just leave the bracket attached to the muffler and undo the bolts on the back of the gearbox. Looks like you unbolted the bracket from the muffler side on top and left the hanger attached to the gearbox. That's how to get around needing access to the very top of the muffler requiring the bumper to be pulled.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:33 AM   #7
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Why not just leave the bracket attached to the muffler and undo the bolts on the back of the gearbox. Looks like you unbolted the bracket from the muffler side on top and left the hanger attached to the gearbox. That's how to get around needing access to the very top of the muffler requiring the bumper to be pulled.
If you can't get those top two without bumper removal don't ever consider becoming a mechanic as these two bolts are duck effing soup compared to many other car access situations.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:49 AM   #8
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Car has 130,000 miles on it and it has never been opened up, a lot of the nuts and bolts are way stuck. I would of done things as suggested, but had to make do.
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The WD-40 RUST RELEASE unfroze most in 5 min, the rest may take a little heat from Mr Smoke Wrench
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I didn't remove my bumper to do the IMS. Not necessary. Just sayin'

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:50 PM   #11
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Removing the 10 bolts of the aluminum pan,



Undoing the anti-sway bars,



Use pry bar to get apart,



Pull the aluminum pan to the back of the car, it takes a medium tug.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #12
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Undoing the CV bolts, use a brand new torks socket , this will give the best bite into the head of the bolt,



Run an exstention to the outside of the car,



Use a hand impact driver, hit 4 or 5 times to loosen.



Use braker bar to gently nuge bolts free. Push gently and they will go.

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Never seen or thought of the "extension through the wheel" approach, watch out for buggering up the wheel paint (pic looks like it's a bit late). I also removed the rear bumper, makes it alot easier. Do not forget to lock the cams.
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Never seen or thought of the "extension through the wheel" approach, watch out for buggering up the wheel paint (pic looks like it's a bit late). I also removed the rear bumper, makes it alot easier. Do not forget to lock the cams.
Yes new wheels are on the list of replacements
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:57 AM   #15
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Degreased car.

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Polishing the muffler, may do Pedro's sport mod with heavy 1.5 inch stainless tubing.

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:08 AM   #17
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On drivers side of car suspension carriage bent 6mm, on reassembly will use PortaPower to bent into place.

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:21 AM   #18
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Car was damaged on the drivers side rear drive train before I got the car, I pulled and painted the lower rocker panel. New drive axle is in place so it must of been a good smack to the under carriage.

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Nice work! Keep everything very organized especially the transmission bolts. There is a lot of wrenching and even more reassembly. An organized disassembly will payoff big time. If your like me and just ripped the thing apart you might be stuck buying transmission bolts at $15 bucks a piece!

Are your wheels white by the way?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:25 AM   #20
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Also the header flange is busted, damn it looks like new SS headers.

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