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#1 Old 08-16-2010, 10:30 PM
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Advice on cuppling/intercooler piping/FMIC stuff

i put this in 06f250sd thread but not sure when he'll get around to reading it





for the life of me i can not get this bracket to stay on. even in the picture you can see how it works itself off. ive repositioned the elbow many different ways but no matter what it works its self off, and were talking in a matter of hours not weeks or anything. its came off roughly 10 times in 3 days. any advice on a fix or where or how to make or get a replacement cuppler/ elbow/ anything to resolve the issue would be great. thanks

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Is the elbow TOO long ?

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Do you have any t-bolt clamps? That might be worth a try. You might be able to find some at your local Napa (if you have one in your area).

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I had the same problem with my tmic, and a better worm drive and some hairspray fixed it.

You could also get the AVO throttle body 1-piece pipe so you don't have that stupid pipe plus rubber end piece anymore.

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Is the elbow TOO long ?
its the stock elbow. its just the angle/ size of the intercooler piping doesnt let it make an air tight fit

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Do you have any t-bolt clamps? That might be worth a try. You might be able to find some at your local Napa (if you have one in your area).
not sure what that is

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I had the same problem with my tmic, and a better worm drive and some hairspray fixed it.

You could also get the AVO throttle body 1-piece pipe so you don't have that stupid pipe plus rubber end piece anymore.
worm drive? and i tried hairspray. didnt work. and do you have a link to that thing you said

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Worm drive aka typical hose clamp.

The stock one on my car wore out after being tightened maybe four times, wouldn't tighten anymore and that little sleeve on the end of the throttle body pipe popped out half way.

Here's the throttle body couplers:

http://www.avoturboworld.com/avoshop...th=267_210_211

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Worm drive aka typical hose clamp.

The stock one on my car wore out after being tightened maybe four times, wouldn't tighten anymore and that little sleeve on the end of the throttle body pipe popped out half way.

Here's the throttle body couplers:

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gotcha. thanks a ton man

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you dont know what T bolt clamps are? did you get a TXS FMIC? if you did all the clamps are t bolts, replace all of them with the normal worm clamps!! dont cheap out and get $1 auto zone. look online for the good ones. t bolts do not seal and untill you do a pressure test you wont know. i guarenty you have leaks all over the place. 8 of mine leaked from TXS. and i replied on the other guys post for what you need to do.

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you dont know what T bolt clamps are? did you get a TXS FMIC? if you did all the clamps are t bolts, replace all of them with the normal worm clamps!! dont cheap out and get $1 auto zone. look online for the good ones. t bolts do not seal and untill you do a pressure test you wont know. i guarenty you have leaks all over the place. 8 of mine leaked from TXS. and i replied on the other guys post for what you need to do.
lol the guy earlier said to get t bolts cause worm clamps suck, now your saying the opposite haha. not sure what to do. my tuner said the t bolts are better so i left them on. and we did a pressure test and there was two leaks but we fixed them,

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T-bolt clamps are far superior to regular worm/screw style clamps. Here's one example: T Bolt Hose Clamp
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You really want a hell of a clamp? Look into Wiggins clamps, most superior clamp out, but of course they will cost you also.

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^ Well played, sir. Well played.

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Thanks John. T-Bolts will hold most applications around, but for something serios and almost worry free, you cant dispute that a wiggins clamp is the best out there.

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T-bolt clamps are far superior to regular worm/screw style clamps. Here's one example: T Bolt Hose Clamp
all i know is experiance! T bolt clamps, one dont make a 360 degree seal, and two lots of people break or crush there piping because they can tighten to much. there is no "set point". after hours at the dyno trying to seal over 8 leaks and a trip to auto zone, all were plugged first time with worm clamps. i couldnt tighten anymore with out crushing my pipe and not tight didnt work either. plan and simple!

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lol the guy earlier said to get t bolts cause worm clamps suck, now your saying the opposite haha. not sure what to do. my tuner said the t bolts are better so i left them on. and we did a pressure test and there was two leaks but we fixed them,
all you have to do it test it brother! spend $2 and you'll fine out. get a 2" PVC end cap from lowes. drill a 11/32 hole i believe and put in a car tire valve stem. clamp that to your turbo inlet with your cold air intake coupler and go to a gas station. fill her up and listen for leaks.

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