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coolant System refill - bleed valve

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Tech' started by slow6, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. MustangMandy

    MustangMandy New Member

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    and theeennnnnnn.....

    Removed upper intake plenum with coil still attached (made sure to label plug wires). yay. now I have one single nut preventing removal. its the passenger side bracket. Its attached with about a 7mm nut but the stud/bolt is long as hell and I dint see how I would fit any tool in there anyway.

    Almost there!

    pic coming. ugh.
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  2. chaoticdismay

    chaoticdismay the rippin and the tearin

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    Sorry about that, I guess I never replaced that stud when I took mine off... Looks like a job for a 7mm wrench :thumbup:. Again, sorry that you had to take the upper plenum off, but I guess you would have needed to anyways.
     
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    wow I'm a dumbass and had to come online to think about a box wrench haha. thanks tho. I was surprised at how easily the plenum came off. 12 bolts on top plus throttle cable and like 3-4 misc bolts.
     
  4. chaoticdismay

    chaoticdismay the rippin and the tearin

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    Hopefully you have an inlb torque wrench, the 99 intake needs to be torqued in a certain sequence (basically, starting inwards and moving outwards) and torqued in 3 stages: 53inlb, 71inlb & 90* turn.


    edit: here's the link to a page with the torque sequence and specs, if you don't have them already http://miracerros.com/mustang/spacer.htm.
     
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    VICTORY IS MINE! 5/16 box wrench wins the battle. Theres no way I coulda reached that with the plenum still attached. should be an easy rebuild tho. GREATLY appreciate your help Dismay
     
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    chaoticdismay the rippin and the tearin

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    No problem, that's what we're here for.
     
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    did not know about the torque specs of the intake manifold. much appreciated. I thought it was SLIGHTLY less necessary since its not a compression unit, but a vacuum unit. obviously a vac leak would suck (fun pun) but I'm still learning. I've previously only worked on imports. I own an older turbo Supra and a VTEC Prelude. both very fun cars.