Question about ALB removal: Is it possible to remove the ALB without taking out the engine or intake manifold? I have my complete donor prelude without ALB so I can take everything I need from it, but I really don't want to pull two motors in order to swap it out. Is there a write up somewhere on this process?
Well this is what i did. To remove the non-ALB Brake lines, yes it is possible to do it without removing the IM or engine. I did it in the scorching hot sun and it took me about 45 minutes to an hour. You will think that it is impossible because you will get really frustrated. But its very possible.
What i did was detach all the lines from the car with our ALB, including the shell, master cylinder, Prop valve and just everywhere they are attached to. This will allow them all to swivel around so you can get them out. it is a pain and i must give you a heads up, but with the will, it is possible. Be careful not to kink the lines as it is very easy, specially because there will be times where you will have to put some pressure on some lines to be able to free them up.
Now to install them, i can not say the same, because my engine was out when i installed mine. But worst case scenario, you will just have to pull one engine not two.
You ask if its possible to removed them without removing the IM and Engine------The Answer is Yes
You ask if its possible to install them without removing the Im and Engine----------The answer is I dont really know.
Hope this helps out. Also there is a write up on www.prelude3g.com
under "Suspension" go down and you will see the "Removing ALB" Keep in mind this write up says its impossible to remove the old brake lines without removing the engine, but im living proof that its not.