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Old 04-06-2021, 01:37 AM   #21
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Wrench Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Upper Intake Manifold + Spacer [Removal]

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Making Progress!

I'd like to make a few suggestions. Not every part/module must be removed to disassemble the intake components. The throttle bits need not be removed from the upper intake. Much of these can be disconnected and lifted out with the various components still attached. This is true for other assemblies too.

Don't try to disconnect each wire of the injectors. Just disconnect the main connector and lift it out as one part. If you disconnect every plastic injector connector, I am sure one or more will break. No need to complicate your progress!

The large hose connected to the plastic bridge is also connected to the PVC Oil Separator located on the drivers side of the engine about half way down. All these parts should be disconnect and thoroughly cleaned. They are likely full of by-pass gunk. The small hose routes from the PVC Oil Separator routed under the rear electrical components (above the rear valve cover) to the intake, after the MAF Sensor. These hoses will likely be plugged at the PVC Oil Separator end and must be thoroughly cleaned. You'll likely need to drill the small hole out after you remove the PVC Oil Separator from the engine.

I took it a step farther by removing the PVC Oil Separator (4 bolts). Once apart look up into the two ports on the engine side of this part. One port should have a rubber reed valve. If good it should flap, if roasted it will be baked and unmovable. The way your engine was smoking, I bet it is roasted. This reed valve relieves the crank case by-pass pressure. The top lid of the PCV Oil Separator can be pried off which is held on by a center spot weld. Be careful if you do this, it is aluminum and can easily break. I've got photos of this procedure. Basically, I cleaned the part, installed a piece of Viton Rubber replacing the reed valve using a small nut and bolt with lock tight. There is no gasket on this part, just gasket maker etc... I also drilled and tapped a hole in the top cover where the spot weld was and used a small bolt to hold the cover in place with RTV around the edges. It must be air tight for everything to work.

The rear and front engine mounts must come off to remove the valve (cam) covers. There is one bolt under the ERG mount oriented from passenger side toward the drivers side. A tough one to find! The other bolts are difficult to access, but doable. Remember to remove all bolts in a crisscross fashion so to not warp any parts.

Keep up the good work! Oh, one last recommendation... plastic bag each part/module's bolts and label them. It makes it easy to reassemble in the correct order. Number the bags as you disassemble.

Lastly, you might want to remove the plastic blocking every hole with the exception of the two ports of the PCV module on the engine side. But the other modules you want to spray and clean them out when off the engine.

Good Luck!
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