Had a second look at that plate and with a little this and that I rotated it out of there. Whow it really does open the access to the header area quite a bit. Thanks Randy for that Tip. Never would have thought of that.
My Headers should be here Mon / Tue. Since the car is a garage queen the nuts on the stock manifold all came out like they were installed yesterday. With the exception of two where the studs came out. All prep'd and ready for the install.
I Noticed the little rubber hose for the valve from the air pump is cracked. I will have to replace that one.
Didn't follow the posts on deleting the air pump on the S52 engine all that well. Is there a benefit besides removing that ugly thing from under the hood. I also thought I understood a fault code results. Could someone summarize the story on the S52 engine.
2000 Imola Red M Coupe
Dinan suspension, M rotors /Axxis pads
Eurosport Cam Kit 1, touch lane change
Zaino polish, Beach Sand
Garys mirror adapter, S54 Oil Cooler
seat tilt coupling nuts, spare tire
"life's to short to drink cheap beer"
Last edited by bob lindquist; 11-11-2012 at 04:23 PM.