Originally Posted by Spitfirocks
How hard is the diy? because if i did this, i cant let the 'rents know..I would need to buy the stuff locally, and either install myself(17 y.o.) at a friends house, or pay a little extra to get it done..
But im SOOOOOO Down..lol!
Swapping an intake manifold is going to be a fairly time-consuming process. These engines are not designed to be home-mechanic-friendly, and quite a few parts are going to be laying on the driveway during the surgery. I could do this (in and out) in about 1.5 hours on my old 944 (when I was 17), but on a 325/328.. I would say I'm going to start on Saturday morning and pray everything is sorted by Sunday afternoon.
Also I would not DIY this project unless you have at least moderate wrenching experience.