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Old 05-20-2010, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by joey bagadonuts View Post
Not hard but, to remove it, you need to lower the motor and remove:

- Cat and primary mufflers
- Rear engine tin
- Engine bracket mount
- Crank pulley and belts

And once you've gone this far, you may as well:

- Install Rennline bracket brace
- Replace the front crank seal
- Modify the a/c bracket to facilitate access to the chain housing, i.e. grind it down so that it clears the pulley
- Install new belts

I did all this over the Winter while replacing the chain housing gaskets and am very pleased with the results. But it's one of those jobs you really want to do once. So, unless you're ready to do the full monty, you may want to hold off until you've got other jobs to address.

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Great help, thank you
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:22 AM
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:27 AM
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Bosxey, I am surprised your guys cut off one of the main retaining lugs from the console - seems they should have left it on since it provides good support - you can see on mine I left that area intact:

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Old 05-20-2010, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by garrett376 View Post
Bosxey, I am surprised your guys cut off one of the main retaining lugs from the console - seems they should have left it on since it provides good support - you can see on mine I left that area intact:
I cut mine the same way - not going exactly with the casting mark, and retaining the upper mount.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by garrett376 View Post
Bosxey, I am surprised your guys cut off one of the main retaining lugs from the console - seems they should have left it on since it provides good support - you can see on mine I left that area intact:
I won't disagree that leaving that lug could provide extra support. However, mine was cut to replicate the factory non aircon bracket that only uses four lugs. Here it is on PET:



Also, mine had fractured just below the extra lug and had been welded up (in the dim and distant past before my ownership). It would have looked very messy. BTW my aircon was not fitted by the factory...my guess is that it had been fitted either just before or after the car was bought from UK stock. This might have had something to do with the bracket fracturing later. I'm not sure.
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