My cyclonic PCV separator diaphragm thing finally let go. I plugged the vacuum line and set up a temporary catch can but the weather has been good and I'm tired of smelling the crankcase fumes, so I'm in the midst of doing the repair. (I got the RKX kit)
I'm following along with the VW service manual procedure and I'm at the point where I have the lock carrier out in service position and I'm starting to remove the intake manifold bolts. The two at the end are visible and easily removed, but the rest- is there some trick to getting these out? I've got a long-shaft hex bit and I'm using a mirror (very slowly and very badly) to locate them. I got 2 out before it got dark and quit for the night.
I'm just wondering if there's some other way to do this, because if that's the only way to get them out (aside from removing the whole front of the car) then getting this back together is going to be really slow and painful. Hm, maybe that's why the dealer wants so much money to do this work.