Lots of peeps are doing the powergasket..so i thought i'd post a DIY...didn't take any pics..but if you look at the car it's pretty straightforward...this mod does work..intake mani on my car stays cool after driving it hard....
Here is my quick DIY for you....
5mm long T- handle allen head key
7mm allen key
short 5mm allen head key
10mm deep socket and ratchet and extension
flat head screwdriver
clamp to replace the one on the intake mani on the right side
Open gas cap to release pressure
Take engine cover off
take the front engine cover off
disconnect your fuel pressure regulator
take off your intake hose from your throttle body
cut the one time use clamp from the tube that goes into the right side of the intake manifold, the one that branches..you only need to take that one off...have a clamp to replace it.
under the front engine cover there are 3 allen head bolts..two 5mm and one 7mm holding the front bracket to the manifold - remove
loosen the metal tray that holds the oil dipstick, lift it up and unclip the dipstick bracket
Under the throttle body is a small rubber hose that may need to be disconnected...can be squeezed and pulled out.
The fuel rail has a black strip holding the wires to the rail..look at it and unclip it from the rail..this give you acccess to the two 5mm fuel rail allen bolts...
using the magnet at the same time you use the 5mm allen to take those 2 bolts out...if you don't use a magnet you WILL drop them
Once the rail is loose...unclip the fuel injectors, and then pull the whole rail up pulling the injectors out of their seats...take some string and tie the rail up at a 45 degree angle to the hood clip..it needs to be out of the way.
now take your 10mm deep socket and remove the 2 10mm nuts on the bottom front corners of the manifold where it mounts to the head..again, use the magnet at the same time so you don't drop them.
Use the long T-Handle 5mm allen ket to then remove the rest of the manifold bolts..again..USE THE MAGNET!!!
Once all those are out..the manifold should come away from the head..just pull it off the 2 front studs..slide the old gasket out..and then put the new power gasket back on. Have a friend hold the manifold away while you do this.
then re-install the reverse of removal...i'd use the magnet to put the bolts back and and try to start them...so you don't drop them.
When putting the injectors back in push them till there is resistance...when you put the 2 bolts back in and tighten them back down it will seat the injectors fine.
Make sure you re-connect everything and put all the bolts back...the manifold bolts can just be hand tightened, i used about 80% of my strength so as not to strip them...
not having any idea what i was doing me and a freind got this done in about an hour and 15 minutes.
Modified by JettaManDan at 1:32 PM 5-2-2007
Modified by JettaManDan at 9:21 AM 7-30-2007