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Old 05-14-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default Downpipe touching coolant line

I have a custom 2.5'' downpipe for my GReddy that I bought from SKMetalworks. I noticed it touched the coolant line coming out of the firewall so I wrapped the downpipe in 2 layers of heat wrap and put some DEI hi temp silicone/fibreglass sleeving.

Should I be OK or figure out a way to re-route it? I've looked at it and there isnt a way to do it from what I can see. After a hard run the downpipe is touchable with my hand so with the wrap... should I be alright?
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Bend it! In some of the FMII kits they tell you to bend the metal coolant runnin to the FW. At least mean said to anyways.


You could always do a coolant reroute and fix the problem as well.
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How can I bend it though? It's the soft line that's touching not the hard line. I will do a coolant route soon... but some of the kits out there don't move the line I'm touching?
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use a zip tie and pull it back towards the other line.
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Zip tie would melt, no?

I have some safety wire, I guess I could try that.
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that works too. ive used zipties for years there.



just the one there helps pull the return line further from the DP.
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Zipties are tough. Try it. I had lines to close to the DP and ZT worked fine.

If you use SW put a piece of hose around it. Like coolant hose. It wont melt and the SW wont cut throught the line as quickly..

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Lol... that may work, but my downpipe is WAY closer than that. Keep in mind this is a GReddy ETD mani which sets the turbo back much further. And the d/p is 2.5'' with a 1'' separated wastegate runner.

I'll snap a pic when I get home from work and you'll understand.
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I can vouch, its a ******* TIGHT fit.

falcon, might I suggest liberal amounts of reflective wrap/aluminum foil on EVERYTHING near that?
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bend the hard part of the tube.
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I didn't realize the ETD mani sets the turbo even farther back. It already left little room for a downpipe. Bend that hardline as much as you can and wrap the hell out of that stuff in reflective stuff. I have a bunch of it if you need some.

Is the different manifold design going to play hell with downpipe and exhaust fitment?
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I can vouch, its a ******* TIGHT fit.

falcon, might I suggest liberal amounts of reflective wrap/aluminum foil on EVERYTHING near that?
That's what I did. I'll post a pic.



Mr. I have a full PM box (SKMetalworks)... if you read this thread.... how the hell did you install the turbine+downpipe? I had to do it as one piece but then I couldn't really get good torque on the rear turbine bolts.
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That's what I did. I'll post a pic.



Mr. I have a full PM box (SKMetalworks)... if you read this thread.... how the hell did you install the turbine+downpipe? I had to do it as one piece but then I couldn't really get good torque on the rear turbine bolts.
Mr. Pot calling the kettle black, your PM box is full 98% of the time!
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lol... yup but I'm not a subscriber. He is... that's a hell of a lot of PM's
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lol... yup but I'm not a subscriber. He is... that's a hell of a lot of PM's
Good point! Didn't realize he was a subscriber.

For the record I dont think he spends much time on here anymore but I have his phone number if you need it.
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Mapp gas and 5 minutes and you can bend that hard line where ever you want it. Mine bends around the dipstick.
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