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This is a discussion on intake manifold within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; hey i was just wonderin if you guys think it would be ok to paint my intake manifold red with ...

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    hey i was just wonderin if you guys think it would be ok to paint my intake manifold red with high temp paint? has anyone done this?? and how long does it usualy take to take the intake manifold off? pleaseeeee write me back...thx

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    It varies I would say between 5-8 hours to do a swap for a first timer. People have used paint including a friend of mine. I would say you are a step ahead if you use the high temp stuff. If you want a greater result I would sand the manifold to make it smooth and give the paint a cleaner look. If you plan on going any faster for $300 you can swap your ls1 for an ls-6 intake. You will have to remove the egr or drop over $600 on an overpriced one from slp with the egr fitting. This is also a good time to remove the air system to un-clutter your bay.
    This link is in the sticky of the "External Section" and has the link to ls1howto just a few posts down to tell you how to do the manifold swap. The link also shows to beware of the opsu and where it is located which ls1howto does not address.

    How do you identify an LS6 from an LS1 intake?

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    lol do you think this would be a easier route?http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LS1-2...ts_Accessories

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    air system? what is it for....? i dont know much about cars i jus know i loved my 94 z28 and love my 00 ss now.. jus tryin to learn about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saucycrossover1 View Post
    lol do you think this would be a easier route?http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LS1-2...ts_Accessories
    Why they would advertise such an ugly color is beyond me. It doesn't even cover the front of the manifold.
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    air system? what is it for....? i dont know much about cars i jus know i loved my 94 z28 and love my 00 ss now.. jus tryin to learn about them.
    Supposed to prolong the life of the cats by pumping air into the system when the car runs rich at warm up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Why they would advertise such an ugly color is beyond me. It doesn't even cover the front of the manifold.


    Supposed to prolong the life of the cats by pumping air into the system when the car runs rich at warm up.
    on my 94 z28 i had my cats hollowed and slp exhaust.. i dont plan on keeping the cats...so i should jus rid of the air system all together?

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    now your gettin it

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    For a beginner, worst case scenario should take you about 2 hours to pull an intake manifold. Tons of people have painted their intakes, use high temp paint like you mentioned.

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    Here is a write up on an intake manifold swap:

    http://ls1howto.com/index.php?article=5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Here is a write up on an intake manifold swap:

    http://ls1howto.com/index.php?article=5
    He already has a link

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    Here is another link on painting intakes. This particular intake was a FAST intake but should give you some pointers as well.

    Porting, Prepping and Painting a FAST 90 Intake Write-up (tons of pics)

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    It varies I would say between 5-8 hours to do a swap for a first timer. People have used paint including a friend of mine. I would say you are a step ahead if you use the high temp stuff. If you want a greater result I would sand the manifold to make it smooth and give the paint a cleaner look. If you plan on going any faster for $300 you can swap your ls1 for an ls-6 intake. You will have to remove the egr or drop over $600 on an overpriced one from slp with the egr fitting. This is also a good time to remove the air system to un-clutter your bay.
    This link is in the sticky of the "External Section" and has the link to ls1howto just a few posts down to tell you how to do the manifold swap. The link also shows to beware of the opsu and where it is located which ls1howto does not address.

    How do you identify an LS6 from an LS1 intake?
    can you link me to a ls6 intake on ebay because i mite decide to go with that.. and what about my service engine light? bcause i nkow that will come on as soon as i remove the egr valve.thanks for your help sir i really appreciate it

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    The service engine(SES) light is nothing to worry about, its an annoyance more than anything, but you would need someone with the appropriate software to turn the code off for you. Search all the LSx based forums, LS6 intakes are for sale on them all the time. Probably a few for sale in our classifieds right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Here is another link on painting intakes. This particular intake was a FAST intake but should give you some pointers as well.

    Porting, Prepping and Painting a FAST 90 Intake Write-up (tons of pics)
    im going to get an ls6 intake and one without the egr valve fitment... what deos the egr valve do and why do i need it on my car? im trying to learn as much as i can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saucycrossover1 View Post
    im going to get an ls6 intake and one without the egr valve fitment... what deos the egr valve do and why do i need it on my car? im trying to learn as much as i can!
    You don't need it for anything truthfully, hence the reason they stopped installing them after 2000.

    As for what the EGR does, here is an explanation:

    http://autos.yahoo.com/maintain/repa...ques080_1.html

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    gloss black ls6 intake for me. works well and i havent had any problems with it flaking off or anything

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