I'm pulling the head on my '88 325i, and I'm trying to get the intake manifold off. I have all the bolts off and everything detatched fuel-wise; except for this one thing. It's directly in the middle of the manifold, on the bottom, and it looks like its connected to the block. But like, where its connected, it looks like a spring? Man, its really bothering me because I can't get the head off without removing this thing. Or maybe I can get around it somehow. Its metal, too. Not a rubber hose like I thought it would be. Does anybody know what I'm talking about? Have any idea how to deal with it?
Three rocker arms later and I still haven't learned my lesson!