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Originally Posted by mbierbac View Post
Dr Feelgood It seemed to me like you could pretty much gain all access to the alternator with the right wheel removed. Wow! Everything removed in 1 hour. That is amazing. I could of used you here this past weekend. If this makes any sense I wish I would have completed this job at least once before attempting
The first time I did it it took about 8 hrs (24 total because I had to drill out the manifold stud behind the alternator blind. (take a pic, drill, take a pic, drill...) Just getting the EGR free was an hour and a half. It was a terrible job due to rust. Had I cut off the bolts, like you did, I am sure it would have gone faster. My time estimate did not include jacking and wheel removal, or intake.. In fact nothing on the top of the motor except plugging in O2 sensors.
I did cover all fasteners with anti-seize and that made a huge difference for going back in. I was glad I did it.
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