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> Intake Spacer, 2000 Elantra Spacer Install Process
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post Sep 18 2014, 01:17 PM
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Recently installed an intake spacer, before I did the work I did some research on how to install it and, the way everything was explained, seemed fairly easy. What really became a problem for me during the installation was the bolts on the brackets being stuck. I was able to break 3 out of the five bolts loose from the bracket (one bolt under the manifold and 2 bolts behind the block) leaving only 2 left. I broke one loose using an impact (air) ratchet, the other one I couldnt get to fit into becuase of the limited space. I eventually got it loose, I ended up removing the bracket to get through and remove the bolts under the manifold. I needed to remove a few other things too that were near the area becuase it ended up being in my way. After finally removing all the bolts I had to remove a 2 line from the manifold to the valve cover, the switch for the TPS, and the part that bolts upt to the sidewall with the reservoir. I had to use a thick screw driver to push out the manifold. It was somewhat difficult to push out due to the limited room I had that I had to have another person help me out. We were able to push and hold the manifold just enough out that I could slide the gasket and spacer in and get through the stems. with this in, we put the manifold back in bolted everything back up. I bolted only a few with the washers because I didnt get enough thread to screw in (not sure if this is fine or not). I reseted the ECU and havent really punched it yet to "feel" the gains but I'm sure it will help with my bolt-ons. Wanted to share my exp. and also help others aswell with this. I can see how it'll be a 30 minute job, but all the hassle I had, I don't want to do it again. I don't have pictures of the process but I could still give a small DIY of it.


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post Sep 18 2014, 01:20 PM
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phenolic spacer? thermal gasket? what brand?

breaker bar is a good tool to have.


in my experience you wont feel gains from "punching it" however with that particular vehicle you'll notice a slight throttle response increase in higher rpms... and less power loss over long drives..

i had a hondata one on other car and right now im using Torque Solutions.
not sure what material original gasket is, but thats another benefit... cork and paper gaskets no more!

and make sure you dont detect any vacuum leak. even if ECU doesnt pick it up, the extra unmetered air will cause lean condition... and being right where fuel and air mix, a backfire there could be bad news maf


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post Sep 18 2014, 01:48 PM
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QUOTE (trololololo @ Sep 18 2014, 01:20 PM) *
phenolic spacer? thermal gasket? what brand?

breaker bar is a good tool to have.


in my experience you wont feel gains from "punching it" however with that particular vehicle you'll notice a slight throttle response increase in higher rpms... and less power loss over long drives..

i had a hondata one on other car and right now im using Torque Solutions.
not sure what material original gasket is, but thats another benefit... cork and paper gaskets no more!

and make sure you dont detect any vacuum leak. even if ECU doesnt pick it up, the extra unmetered air will cause lean condition... and being right where fuel and air mix, a backfire there could be bad news maf

Yeah probably should have said the brand, Shark racing phenolic intake spacer. I havent really seen or felt anything but today was the first time I drove it around, I'll check to see if I have any vacuum leaks later. The manifold is well placed and as tight as I can tighten the bolts.

I tried to use a breaker bar (or atleast an extended lenth on a ratchet) but it didn't give me any room to properly turn it. I got through it regardless.


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post Sep 29 2014, 11:59 AM
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any update on this?


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you really aren't going to feel anything.


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post Oct 13 2014, 09:02 AM
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QUOTE (trololololo @ Sep 29 2014, 11:59 AM) *
any update on this?

I've been out for a bit, haven't been able to get back on, car drives nice, no vac leaks, loose nuts, or anything of the sort which was my biggest worry. The top of my manifold doesn't feel as hot as it use to before I had it whenever I go for a long drive. I can safely put my hand on it and not have to take off because of the heat. It's a nifty mod that wouldn't hurt to be trialed in my opinion.


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