Testing rt manifold (now with video)

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Testing rt manifold (now with video)

Post by unleashedcc » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:04 pm

I just bought a magnum intake manifold. I just got it sandblasted and ceramic coated. Before i install it and close it up, i was wondering if there was a way to test the butterflies. The last thing i want is to install it and wire everything without really knowing if its working. I know it has a red and black cable, so i was wondering if it was just red to (+) and black to (-) to the battery?

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Post by gilly02le » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:01 am

touch the power wires to a car battery and see if you hear it snap open inside.. red is positive black is ground.. I'll get you some wiring instructions when i get a chance to look at mine.. its pretty easy though.
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Post by occasional demons » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:34 am

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Post by Johny » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:27 pm

Yeah, just hook it up to a 12V power supply (I used my drills battery pack) and see if they snap open.
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Post by unleashedcc » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:46 pm

well i tried it and they moved, once though. I connect it again and nothing. Is that normal or did i just blow something lol
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:11 am

Should be each time.
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Post by unleashedcc » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:42 pm

oh o :shock: but is it suppose to open and close or just open and you push it with your finger to close it?
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Post by akirony » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:04 pm

Thinking its open and close because of the spring shut mechanism if Im not mistaken
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Post by unleashedcc » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:18 pm

im so lost :( i think the actuator is messed up, i opened it up and wd40'd it. It moves when you physically do it, but it doesnt spring close, i mean only a little. not to mestion i never marked to see how it goes back in into the manifold
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Post by unleashedcc » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:54 pm

well i keep testing it, when i connect it, it opens but it never closes with or without power. I have to push it close. Is it the springs, am i suppose to twist it to create tension so it closes by itself??
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Post by Johny » Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:53 pm

What mine does is when you give it power it opens, once you disconnect it they should close. If they actually open when you connect it, might be something inside thats not letting it close. Is it hard to push it back into place?
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Post by unleashedcc » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:36 pm

yea, it opens like half way when i power it up, but it never closes, i have to puch it close, and yes its a bit hard to close. Spring messed up?
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Post by gilly02le » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:42 pm

Sorry i haven't replied to your pms yet.. Id say that actuator is either dieing, or the return spring for it is jammed up. When you install the actuator motor, is has to be slid onto the butterfly shaft, and then turned slightly until its bolts holes line up. This sets the return spring in the proper position. Might be where your getting your trouble.
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Post by unleashedcc » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:56 pm

I've done that in so many ways, one thing i do remember is that when i opened the manifold for the very first time the butterflies were 1/3 opened, im assuming it was supposed to be fully closed
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Post by gilly02le » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:12 am

yep, supposed to be fully closed while installing the motor, assuming thats what you meant
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Post by unleashedcc » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:33 pm

did you use the harlan rpm switch?
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Post by gilly02le » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:27 pm

yes i used the harlan switch
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