I'm not one for doing up these DIY wright ups but here we go...
a power drill w/ an 1/8" drill bit
a socket set w/ 10mm and 12mm
philips head screw driver
a sawzall (not a must but makes it easier) w/ metal blade
dremel tool w/ grinding bit or sanding drum
1. first off take the drill w/ 1/8" bit and drill out the screws holding the butterfly valves in place then slide the valves out of the way like so. also take the tgv motors off each side using the sockets and screw driver
2. now you can slide out the rod that was holding the valves in place. this might take a minute to do, I took apart one side and forced the rod through the bearing on one side like so...
so now it should look like this (see strait through it)
3. now you can either use a sawzall or a grinder tool to take out the divider. I first used a dremel w/ grinder bit for the first 2 gtvs but then used a sawzall for the last to just to get the dividers out of the way like so. (if using a sawzall, go slow and make sure to not cut too far)
4. now with the dividers out of the way you can use your grinder or sander bit to smoothen out the sides and get rid of the ruff cut edges
and repeat that with all 8 cut edges (2 per runner). this should be the outcome
5. now I know theres alot of people who do this last step differently.
Plugging the holes on the outside of the tgv's where the rod for the valves once were. I used JB Weld to fill the holes.
I first put painters tape on the insides of the tgv's to keep the jb weld from leaking through. I did one side of the tgv at a time and let them cure for an hour or two just to make sure they wouldn't drip while I did the other side
for some reason the pics didn't come out but its kinda easy to figure out.
Others have threaded bolts into the holes, ect... I found the jb weld easiest to use and from what I read it'll hold up to anything I through at it!!
its been said that by doing the TGV delete, people have seen a power gain from 10 to 15 whp because of the better air flow. I havn't been dyno'd yet so I can't confirm the power gains...
If anyone has any questions feel free to shoot me a PM and I'll try my best to help you out! and sorry for the noobie wright up, I tried my best haha