Eastern Members - anybody in the ny/nj area know how to install LS6 intake on a camaro
04-03-2012, 11:05 AM
hey just like the title says anybody locally know how to install and ls6 intake , thank you
04-03-2012, 11:24 AM
its really easy buddy there is a video on how to do it on youtube that is pretty easy to follow. Do you have any mechanic skills? I would help you out but judgeing that you say ny I am gonna guess you are way north of me I am at the bottoim of jersey...
04-03-2012, 11:31 AM
i seen the video it does look easy , i just dont wanna f@ck anything up cause the car right now is my dd ,from a 1-10 in mechanic skills ill rate my self a 5 , i put my shocks, springs , n sway in , its just dealing with fuel line an etc i just do nt like tampering with if that makes sense , im in nyc by the way
04-04-2012, 09:51 AM
You dont have to disconnect any fuel lines all you gotta do it pull the rail up and the injectors will come with it then just push it back in to the ls6 easy
04-04-2012, 10:12 AM
im in the same boat as you, its my DD dont wanna eff anything, but after watching the videos and write ups, im just gonna go ahead and do it myself, i have decent tools, ive used a wrench before and i really wanna get rid of AIR and EGR while im at it. Just gotta man up and go haha.
04-04-2012, 11:37 AM
If you are swaping from a ls1 intake you will need to get some tuning done or you will be alitle lean under higher load conditions and full throttle. Ofcourse it will be driveable i just would go around flooring it eveywhere intil you get it checked out
04-04-2012, 11:38 AM
BTW where in ny are you ?
04-04-2012, 12:01 PM
my brother and i just did mine , well he did almost all of it , located in amsterdam ny. He could do it , for some cash of course but it doesnt take too long at all .
04-04-2012, 12:19 PM
I managed to pull this off so it's not hard at all! Your arms are going to get torn up under the cowl. Realistically I could prob do it again in under and hour. The ls1howto guide was key. All you really need is the fuel rail tool and it's cake. I would rate it a 3/10 in ease.
Start it on a Saturday morning with one of your friends.
04-04-2012, 01:29 PM
You need a plastic fuel disconnect tool. (Plastic, not the generic metal one, breaks the lock and your screwed. GM sells the lines for min 75$.
I use basic tools, to loosen the intake bolt, then for the back ones behind/under cowl, some tape to hold it up. Disconnect line from booster to snake around the oil pressure sensor.
Disconnect harness and sensors.
Lift and pull, me mindful of the Oill pressure sensor.
Make sure you address the cross over vent tube that runs ontop of the valley plate, needs to delete it or I hear you can grind the intake to clear it. Clean up the ports and make sure intake clean/dry and install.
Had mine in and out in less then 1 hr and I was dicking around. MAP sensor needs to be hooked up first to the harness before you put the intake in, and make sure the vaccume hose for the HVAC is not pinched (this is why I can do it in a short time)....
04-05-2012, 08:54 AM
why disconnect the fuel line at all? I just left mine on and transferred everything right in the engine bay. it was super easy and fast.
4 bolts and pop the fuel rail off on side at a time and then push it on the ls6 and put 4 bolts back in. no fuel line tool needed.
04-05-2012, 09:44 PM
Its bendable but not that bendable and can be kinked or broken. Also helps avoiding breaking the oil pressure sensor.
04-05-2012, 11:05 PM
Op...where are you located in NY. I may be able to help.
04-06-2012, 08:35 PM
You can do it! Hardest parts is getting the little clips back into the injectors when you are done! lol If you have done shocks/struts you can do this.
04-07-2012, 09:33 PM
it really is easy man. Just take your time. The only thing to worry about is the oil pressure sensor and to properly tighten the intake down in inch pounds. I didnt disconnect my fuel rail i just lifted the intake up and popped the rail up and put it back down on the new intake.
04-08-2012, 11:41 AM
Post up where you are man, there a few of us willing to help you for beer/burgers!
04-09-2012, 12:42 PM