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Old 06-17-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
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So a little background first. Blew my ATP 3076 and ended up replacing it with a FP Black. Ordered JDM TGV deletes and installed them and went to put the intake manifold back on. One side bolted up fine, the other side however was off by about 1/8" from the holes lining up. I saw on a website where they said to elongate 2 holes on each side to allow room to move the manifold.

Anyone ever done this and is it legit? Or just a redneck way of making something work. Don't really want to mess up my intake manifold if its not the right way to do it. Thanks ahead of time.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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The trick is to start the threads on each corner just a bit to give you the wiggle room to line everything up. Putting the intake manifold is no fun. I've had to do it alone all 3 times but a second set of hands will help quite a bit.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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Yea a buddy of mine was actually doing it and showing me some stuff along the way since I'm new to actually working on them myself. Even when we would try to just sit it on and get it close to go ahead and put 2 on on each side it wouldn't line up. Still had that 1/8 to 1/4" offset from the intake manifold holes.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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Car: 2005 STI

So a little background first. Blew my ATP 3076 and ended up replacing it with a FP Black. Ordered JDM TGV deletes and installed them and went to put the intake manifold back on. One side bolted up fine, the other side however was off by about 1/8" from the holes lining up. I saw on a website where they said to elongate 2 holes on each side to allow room to move the manifold.

Anyone ever done this and is it legit? Or just a redneck way of making something work. Don't really want to mess up my intake manifold if its not the right way to do it. Thanks ahead of time.
The JDM manifold and USDM manifold mounting holes are slightly different so if you want to get the JDM parts to work with USDM ones someting has to give.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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I have JDM TV deletes, I just filled the stock manifold holes with some jb weld than drilled the holes for the JDM TV deletes, worked great
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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I figured as much once we got it on but couldn't find a definite answer for anyone that has done it. Thanks for confirming.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:54 PM   #7
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Redrill or slotted hole properly or your asking for leaks
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:45 PM   #8
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What I planned on doing is using the gasket as a template since the holes on there are elongated already
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