3B dist anti tamper hold down

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Thu Jul 31 10:05:07 EDT 2003


I think that Bernie is looking for the easiest way to remove the anti tamper bolt W/O removing the intake manifold.
It's definitely ALOT easier with the engine out of the car.

The only way that I have read that folks have accomplished this is to take a long, thin chisel, insert it between the intake runners on the IM and drive the bolt head off the anti tamper plate. (this is how Dan Simoes and a few others did it)

Both Bentley and SJM recommend removing the IM, but then you will also have to deal with the inset Allen bolts attaching the IM to the head and probably replacing at least the IM  gasket.  BTW this procedure also calls for removing the hydraulic pump....

I'll try to take a picture tonight of this plate as it is still in place on my S2 engine...(which is sitting on a pallet)


At 12:43 PM 7/31/2003 +0100, Martin Pajak wrote:
>Yep, it is a bolt that holds the plate.
>I simply got a wise grip on the head (nice fresh pair will work fine) and while trying to turn the head I also turned the plate which helped to brake (not literarly) the bolt... once she broke free I could back the bolt and remove with my fingers.
>The plate has to be spred at the base to allow for some angular movement to help in easing the bolt.
>I hope mine was torqued to the same spec as everyone elses... otherwise this technique might not work in every case...
>Martin Pajak

Peter Schulz
1990 CQ (awaiting S2 3b engine transplant)
1991 200 20v TQW indigo mica
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