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Old January 12th, 2019, 20:36
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Bird Box Challenge

Today I had the distinct pleasure of doing the “Bird Box Challenge” XJ style. What is this you ask? Trying to locate and screw in the bottom 4 manifold bolts. That is all I kept thinking while I fumbled through trying to hold the intake manifold in place while trying to screw them in place. I would love to see how they did this in the factory. Hope everyone had a great Saturday!!
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Old January 12th, 2019, 22:51
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Re: Bird Box Challenge

[QUOTE=cpefy3;246625024 I would love to see how they did this in the factory.[/QUOTE]


Prior to installing the engine into the vehicle.
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Old January 12th, 2019, 23:00
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Re: Bird Box Challenge

i screw the lower bolts in a couple of threads and then wiggle the manifold into place.

once the gasket is in place and the outer extractor bolts are in place is fairly easy, its the tightening go those two lower rear bolts that's the killer, especially with after market extractors i hurt for days after.
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Re: Bird Box Challenge

Yep, those bottom bolts you pretty much have to tread in by feel since you really can’t see where they’re at. I get them started a couple threads and then slide the manifold onto them as stated. A 14mm swivel socket is really helpful and may even be required to tighten the bottom rear bolt if you’re running an aftermarket header.
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Re: Bird Box Challenge

Removed the air cleaner assembly?
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Re: Bird Box Challenge

man that would be the FIRST thing wouldn't it??

then the front prop shaft to get at the two lower rear most bolts.

basics
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man that would be the FIRST thing wouldn't it??

then the front prop shaft to get at the two lower rear most bolts.

basics
It is for me.
You guys know the electrical tape in the socket trick?
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