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Old 04-25-2017, 12:08 AM   #1
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I noticed my intake manifold is missing the support bracket

Was going to remove my manifold and noticed it was missing, guess the dealer never put it back on from the previous owners service work. Anyone run their intake manifold without this thing? Should I get a used one?
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:26 AM   #2
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when the I/M was replaced in mine, they failed to tighten a few bolts. You will most certainly deal with incompetent work from those "certified" technicians.
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:42 AM   #3
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Mine has been removed for years without an issue. And every manifold replacement I've ever done that has previously been done by a dealer is missing it as well.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:25 PM   #4
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Mine has been removed for years without an issue. And every manifold replacement I've ever done that has previously been done by a dealer is missing it as well.
Thats fucking shitty. I know its a bitch to get on it took around 20 mins to get mine back on but that is no reason for a dealer mech to say fuck it.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:09 PM   #5
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Was going to remove my manifold and noticed it was missing, guess the dealer never put it back on from the previous owners service work. Anyone run their intake manifold without this thing? Should I get a used one?
That thing has been sitting in my trunk since I did my first carbon cleaning in 2012, no issues so far. Only purpose for it is to get caught on your coolant sensor wires, so you can damn near rip them off when removing the manifold.
Hmm planned problems, kinda like apr.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:18 PM   #6
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Isn't that thing a huge pain to remove? ....or am I thinking of something else around the throttle body?
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:52 PM   #7
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Isn't that thing a huge pain to remove? ....or am I thinking of something else around the throttle body?
Yes its the pain in the ass thing
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:50 PM   #8
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I replaced my intake manifold the past weekend and wasn't too pleased to find my support bracket was missing as well.... (after spending 45 minutes trying to find it) I'm guessing that it was never put back on after the dealer replaced the water pump? I'm guessing I'll ignore it rather than having the dealer put it back on.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:07 PM   #9
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Yep when mine was replaced under warranty the support bracket was missing.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:33 PM   #10
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After removing my intake mani now and doing the valve cleaning I can see why some people just left it off. Its in a tough spot and removing and installing the manifold was not too bad without it. I think it still feels pretty solid with the 8 bolts holding it in
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:00 PM   #11
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Mine was never put back or replaced when my manifold was replaced under warranty. Was told they never put them back on.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:02 PM   #12
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I replaced my intake manifold the past weekend and wasn't too pleased to find my support bracket was missing as well.... (after spending 45 minutes trying to find it) I'm guessing that it was never put back on after the dealer replaced the water pump? I'm guessing I'll ignore it rather than having the dealer put it back on.
That's surprising cause most dealers don't remove the intake manifold when replacing the water pump. The dealer I went to said they don't take the manifold off when replacing the pump
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:55 PM   #13
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That's surprising cause most dealers don't remove the intake manifold when replacing the water pump. The dealer I went to said they don't take the manifold off when replacing the pump
i made mines remove it cause i wanted the job done correctly and also carbon cleaning lol.

they also removed the bracket, i guess i should thank them? lol
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:26 AM   #14
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I removed mine when installing my manifold its a major PITA to remove and even harder to install.
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