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Fitting of phenolic intake manifold gasket

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk3 (2000-2002)' started by redcupraboy, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. redcupraboy

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    Right to anybody who has fitted one of these, I have fitted mine and due to the larger thickness of the gasket, I cannot get the allen key bolt back into the stabiliser/ intake manifold support bracket, does it matter? I may be pissing in the wind here without any pictures tho lol cheers.

    PS. forgot to mention its a 034 Motorsport item.
     
  2. no you cant get it back on mate because the gasket is 10mm and raises it to high, had mine on for a month or so now with no problems
     
  3. redcupraboy

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    Thanks Tommy just the answer I wanted bud. Think it has made a difference but then again its been that blinking cold. :)
     
  4. ye same mate i guess proper test will be when/if it gets warmer again lol
     
  5. cupramillo

    cupramillo The "Red Baron"

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    Are these supposed to help MPG aswell? Been tempted to get one, not the most expensive mod too, which is nice!
     
  6. i guess they could but i think it is just mainly to keep inlet mani cool and stop the timing being pulled back by the sensor in inlet mani,also to keep air cooler going into the block
     
  7. redcupraboy

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    Im sure I have read in a thread some where that it does help MPG, like you say not the most costly thing to do either:D
     
  8. cupramillo

    cupramillo The "Red Baron"

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    Yeh, cars loving the cold weather at the mo. Get such a nice induction sound with all this nice fresh cold air getting sucked up.

    Definatly going to have to invest in one of these before the summer comes along!
     
  9. redcupraboy

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    I know what you mean and I am sure my recirculating D/V sounds alot crisper sounding almost in the cold weather. You may as well put one on Cupramillo especially as your going hybrid soon any gains to be had will help when Bill maps it. You lucky sod :lol:
     
  10. cupramillo

    cupramillo The "Red Baron"

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    Very ture, anything to keep temps down. Shame i missed out on the GB mon these. Thought id finished buying parts but nope! Still need, engine mounts, bigger jetex filter, forge boost controller and now on of these...GREAT!

    Be sure to post up results when you get yours fitted bud!
     
  11. ibizacupra

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    you leave those brackets off when fitting the phenolic gasket yes.
    no adverse effect from this
     
  12. redcupraboy

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    Cool thanks for confirming that Bill :)
     
  13. Myki da Pyki

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    Bloody hell lee you took your time fitting it lol
     
  14. redcupraboy

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    I know Myki Im a lazy sod lol!! Your Skyline is looking very nice, how much for flocking a Cupra dash just out of interest? PM me if need be mate.
     

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