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scharvey 08-12-2011 10:06 PM

a/m intercooler hoses slip off
My son recently bought a 2005 WRX. It has a front mounted intercooler. Two of the clamped hose joints keep coming loose while driving. Real pain in the butt. What can we do to solve this problem?

RcrsWetDream 08-13-2011 12:10 AM

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Try using hairspray... Sort of acts like a lube so you can still slip the pipes in, but then it hardens into a nice glue.

scharvey 08-13-2011 07:59 AM

That sounds like a good idea. Thanks!

dumdum 08-13-2011 08:26 AM

What clamps are being used? These "T" clamps are generally best over conventional worm gear.


scharvey 08-13-2011 11:26 AM

All but one are T-clamps. Of the two that come loose; one is a T-clamp and the other is a worm gear. How tight should the T-clamps be tightened?

dumdum 08-14-2011 01:24 PM

If they are coming loose then they need to be replaced. Either they are the wrong size or they are stripped.

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