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Old July 25th, 2003, 11:25 AM   #1
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Installation Instruction for SPE Helix Throttle body spacer

SPE Helix Throttle body spacer Installation



From everything you see above, only things you will be using are the gaskets and the SPE Helix spacer.


The bolts included are too short. You will need to get longer bolts.
You will need 4 8mm x 1.25 x 70mm bolts. I got the last four they had at the Home Depot.

1. Take your intake off
2. Take off the cover that covers the throttlebody. 2 plastic screws. Turn it half way and pull it of
3. There are 2 screws securing the throttle likage on to the throttle boty. Unscrew those. Set the screws a side

4. There are 2 bolts and 2 nuts securing the throttle body. Take those off.
5. There are 2 long studs where the nuts were unbolted from. Take a plier and unscrew these.
Red in the picture

6. Throttle body isn't just gonna fall so don't worry. It's stuck to the gasket to the stocke throttle spacer to another gasket (which you will be scraping off) to the intake manifold)
7. Shake the throttle body lose.
8. let the throttle body hang on the side and start scraping off the nasty green gasket. It might take a while but scrape them all off.

9. Time to put the spacer in. Put everything back together in this order from intake manifold.
new gasket, SPE Helix spacer, gasket, stock spacer, stock gasket, throttle body spacer.


10. Secure these wit your 4 new longer bolts (8mmx1.25x70mm).
11. Torque it to 15 ft/lbs.
12. put the throttle linkage back on. screw two screws back in ( don't drop these. I dropped mine when mosquito landed on me and I tried to flick it off. Took me about half an hour just to find the screw in the dark )
13. Put your intake and engine cover back on
If you have stock airbox. You can squiz the tube in there and use the stock mounting holes
If you have aftermarket intake, drill a new hole or cut your intake or ______.
14. Reset the ECU. Pull out the Clock/Backup fuse in the passanger side fusebox, put it back in.
15. Drive around

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http://www.imagestation.com/album/pi...&id=4291126439

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Old July 25th, 2003, 11:39 AM   #2
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hey howcome my pix arent working? oh well
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the pics work fine for me, thanks for the good info
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Old July 25th, 2003, 01:02 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot man!
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Old July 25th, 2003, 02:25 PM   #5
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pictures arent showing up. pix are just linked.
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what i did to get the 2 thread screw is put the nut back on after i got the trottle body off and tighen then loosen this removed it the easyest i tryed plyer but it didnt get enought of a grip and kipt sliping
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Old July 26th, 2003, 08:35 AM   #7
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Does anyone have an idea how to mount the AEM SR Intake without drilling a hole? Help would be appreciated!

Just don't want rust to start creeping up. Thanks!
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Old July 26th, 2003, 10:09 AM   #8
 
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i just installed mine with my AEM SR. i didn't have a pipe cutter so i kind of squeezed it in. the rubber mount is not diagonal, so i don't think i will leave it like that for long. i'm thinkiing to borrow my friend's pipe cutter and slice off 1/2 inch from the end so the mounts will line up nice. and yea, green gasket is a biznatch to scrape off.
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Originally posted by Bri on July 26th, 2003 at 07:35 AM

Does anyone have an idea how to mount the AEM SR Intake without drilling a hole? Help would be appreciated!

Just don't want rust to start creeping up. Thanks!
i used some of the spare parts that came with the helix...check it out
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...4/fb9667c9.jpg

don't know if any of you guys had any problems with the hoses, i think it's the AC lines.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...e/fb966785.jpg

more pic's...http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289590983

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That's what I'm talking about. It's kind of a connector from the intake mounting point to the circular thing that mounts on the fender well of the car.

Thanks very much aRnL4L for the pics. What bracket did you use? Also the bolts? Is the intake shaking or something? I hope that by doing this, there's no extra tension on the intake and throttle body since it's not fully supported. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks again for the help.
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Used the only bracket supplied with the kit, and 6mmx25mm bolt and nut.

The intake is very secure, no shaking whatsoever, it's nice and stable. Might just get a longer hose to release the tension the spacer created (2nd pic).
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Used the only bracket supplied with the kit, and 6mmx25mm bolt and nut.

The intake is very secure, no shaking whatsoever, it's nice and stable. Might just get a longer hose to release the tension the spacer created (2nd pic).
Hey, replace that hose with a longer one. I left mine stretched (slightly) and lost that coolant hose. It made a mess and I had to replace the hose at work. The car's temp. soared to the red.
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What hose? Could you point it out'? Thanks! I'm planning on installing mine soon. Thanks again!
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What hose? Could you point it out'? Thanks! I'm planning on installing mine soon. Thanks again!
Second picture a couple (maybe three) of post up. It's a right angle coolant hose (I think it's 5/8") that is located under the throttle body. You can see the clamp in the picture.

Actually you will know when you pull the throttle body.

I hope that helps.
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Hey, replace that hose with a longer one. I left mine stretched (slightly) and lost that coolant hose. It made a mess and I had to replace the hose at work. The car's temp. soared to the red.
Thanks for the warning . Was thinking of leaving it for a while, but now i'm replacing it ASAP. Thanks again
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Wingman,

Thanks for the warning. Getting mine installed this weekend. Where could I buy the hose and what's the size? So that I could buy it before taking off anything. Thanks! I'll just buy it with the 4 bolts needed. Thanks!
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Wingman,

Thanks for the warning. Getting mine installed this weekend. Where could I buy the hose and what's the size? So that I could buy it before taking off anything. Thanks! I'll just buy it with the 4 bolts needed. Thanks!
No problem, glad to help.

I checked the size of that hose, and it's 5/16" or 8mm inside diameter. You can buy this hose at any auto parts store (Pep Boys, kragen or Autozone). I couldn't find coolant line specific hose so I used fuel line. Buy about 18", incase you make a mistake in cutting (you will problaby use only half of that). Also, you might want to replace the hose clamps with one's that screw tight. The outside diameter of the new hose may not be the same as the stock.
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One other thing. Make sure you have enough threads going in the the intake manfold. Some people recommended 8X65mm bolts, 8X70mm worked better on my '97 3.0 CL. You risk striping out the threads if their too short. So beware.
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used 8 70mm
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For everyone who has the old version of the Helix Power Tower, what part number was in the box? I have 91003... Did all of you get the same? Thanks!
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I have the old one that whistles. The part number is the same.

How did your install go, Bri?
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Wingman,

Thanks for asking man... I'm having troubles removing the 2 studs on the top portion of the TB, I've already removed the 2 nuts from them though. I also hope I won't be having problems with the hoses.

The car has been sitting in the garage for more than 24 hours without power from the battery. should I need to bother reseting the ECU when I fire the engine up? Coz I've read before that the ECU will reset itself when it has no power supply for 24 hrs? Thanks
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The easy way to remove those studs is to thread the two nuts the one's you just removed, into one of the studs, thighten the nuts against eachother, then use a socket and remove the stud just like a bolt.

Removing the cables to the battery for 10 to 20 min. should be sufficent, to reset the ecu, so 24 hours... would be more than enough time. So no need to remove the fuse to reset the ecu, you are doing the same when you removed the power cables.

Just bored to death at work.
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Toby already told me that but there's not enough room for the 2 bolts in that 1cm stud sticking out.
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"1 cm"? Is this before you removed the bottom two bolts and pulled the throtle body out?
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I've already installed the Helix and my AEM SR intake! Sounds so nice! BTW, the intake filter is hitting the side fender well in the engine. Is this ok? Won't this decrease the efficiency of the intake coz there's less air coming in? Just curious...

I wanna say a BIG THANK YOU to Toby (Ei-ccord) and David (aCcOrDv6VTEC3R) for helping me out with all of my pesky questions... Thanks guys!!! I really appreciate it!
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Old September 28th, 2003, 10:17 PM   #27
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It seems like i will be needing a torque wrench, so i went out and look for some. they were like $50 bucks, can't afford this right now. Do I have to use a torque wrench to torque it to 15ft/lbs. Can't i just tighten the bolt with a regular wrench?
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It seems like i will be needing a torque wrench, so i went out and look for some. they were like $50 bucks, can't afford this right now. Do I have to use a torque wrench to torque it to 15ft/lbs. Can't i just tighten the bolt with a regular wrench?
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yeah, its fine. Dont SUPER tighten it, just use your judgement to decide if its tight enough. You really dont need to torqu it exactly imo.
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why not?
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