Well,after 3 1/2 hrs of toil,i've got my shiny new intake in. And what a swine! My hands ache like never before(and i'm used to 8 hrs on a jack-hammer). Still,'tis done. The engine cover is an absolute mare to get off,then the removal of the hose clamp to the turbo is nigh on impossible! Ok,so on to the install of the heat shield...it says undo the two plastic engine cover mounting posts...i didn't have a 12 point socket,only a six,tried various tools and they still wont budge. So for now,it's heatshield-less! Any ideas anyone?
On to installing the rest of the pipework,not too bad,until the air filter behind the fog light! I accessed from underneath,just by feel, plenty of lube,and sheer determination! And some swearing!!
One thing's for sure,this thing's not coming off when i'm due for a service!
So,back to the heatshield....is it critical? and how do i undo those blessed plastic bolts? They appear to have a nut behind,but once the heatshield is in place,it would be impossibel to get to them. (incidentally,i started undoing one,but the plastic bolt remained stuck)
Answers on a postcard please!!!