How long should fitting new matched upper and lower inlets take? Can it be done by myself(some mechanical knowhow) and if so is there a guide anywhere? I have tried searching but to no avail! If it's not that easy, how much should I expect to pay a garage to fit them? Cheers, jack
I'm attemting it myself this weekend.
This guide should get you mostly there: http://www.cliosport.net/forum/showthread.php?517416-clio-172-182-spark-plug-change-a-picture-guide
But you'll need liquid gasket as well I think.
Does anyone know if it's hard to change the engine mounts if you have a jack? I haven't figured out how to remove the battery yet and haven't found a guide.
Thanks, where should I support the engine with the jack, the oilpan? I've seen a mechanic do it once but forgot to check where he placed the jack^ That only shows you removing the upper inlet, it's the lower half that is the difficult part.
I normally remove the drivers side engine mount and support the engine on a jack just so I can get better access to remove the lower inlet.
Just never worked on my own car before. Will purchase the various tools that are needed before this weekend.Very easy to change the engine mounts using a jack.
But if you havent sussed out how to remove the battery, then I wouldnt advise undertaking the challenge..
Thanksyeah there should be a relatively flat area on there somewhere, just make sure you have a good quality jack with a nice rubber pad that wont damage the sump.
Oh and dont jack it too far as it will put excessive strain on the other mounts aswell as the exhaust manifold and the gearlinkage.
well seen as though you cant see the sump with the plastic cover on id assume so
ThanksAnd a spark plug remover if thats not already in your box of sockets as they are faily deep down and a normal socket with an extension wont be able to grip onto the plug.
Just use the existing gasket?No liquid gasket required, a universal joint and various extensions for your sockets will come in handy plus a 10mm ratchet spanner to take out the studs for the fuel rail guard.
How do you get the fuel rail off without spraying petrol all over the place, or blowing the car up?
Removing the inlet plenum wasn't so hard, but the lower inlet is the difficult bit with some hidden bolts. The engine also needs to be supported by a jack under the sump. Easiest way to locate the hidden bolts is to have the matched inlet besides you to locate all of them.How did you fair out mate?
Thanks!Yeah that's right, it's normally held in quite tight, so a light tap with a soft blow hammer on the left hand side will slide it out to the right and enable you to get it out.