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Old 15th May 2014, 21:40   #1
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Default Silicone intercooler pipe for diesels.

Firstly I'd like to say a big thanks to Artic and Jules who were kind enough to supply samples to get this project moving & also to Walter for giving me a loan of a fbh that I can have in place to check clearances.

I haven't had time to fit tonight but will get it fitted tomorrow hopefully.
My car has a boost gauge installed so will check if there's a difference when fitted.

Some pics of the hose.















I'm hoping to get this installed tomorrow or over the weekend and I'll have more pics and comments once fitted.
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Big red one for your car wullie
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Old 16th May 2014, 18:22   #3
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Big red one for your car wullie
No bud stuck the black one on.

All fitted just going a test run.
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Old 16th May 2014, 18:53   #4
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Is this a single piece from intercooler to egr?
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It will be interesting to see if the boost gauge shows an improvement over the standard rubber hose.
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Old 16th May 2014, 20:06   #6
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Is this a single piece from intercooler to egr?
Yes it is if you have a facelift with the sensor inline you'll need to cut a section out.
This was supposed to have witness marks on where it was to be cut but I can't seem to see them but I'll have a closer look to check.
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Default Fitted pictures

Here's mine before removal notice the swelling.



The original pipe has the sensor but it's not connected to anything so won't be cutting it.



Also was swollen that much it rubbed on chassis leg.
(Pic didn't take properly so had to take a pic on the wife's car incase you wonder why its a blue chassis leg and my zts red)



Side by side.



To check fitment I removed the elbow.



Looks a nice snug fit.



Refitted elbow and fitted pipe.



Fitted the FBH to check clearances.









Now have clearance from chassis leg.



I've been out a test drive and the car feels smoother and also a slight increase in boost according to the gauge. I also noticed the boost remained around 19-20 when under load where it dropped slightly before.

What do fellow members think.
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Looks like it works
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Well done, could be a goer then
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This is exactly what nearly every diesel owner needs, well done.
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