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Old 08-18-2006, 02:27 PM   #1
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Using a 90* silicone coupler I can use my exisiting intercooler piping (with slight modifications):




Downpipe is cutting it close to the heater hose, but I should be able to get it out of the way (water by-pass would help[but I'm too cheap]):




Intake piping fits like a glove / heatsheild still fits:

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Looks good! I'm sure you could bend the heater core pipe a little to get more room. I needed more room than that, so I shortened the factory pipe and rewelded the end onto it. That's an option also, but it looks like you should be able to just bend it a little.
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Looks good bro.. whats your heatshield mounted to? Can you get some closer pics (I guess I could come look but i'm lazy) ? I like that design.
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The circled holes:




Turbotim: Exactly what I was planning on doing, should give me more than 1" of clearance, about what I had before with no problems. I'll probably wrap another layer of the heat sheild as well.
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Is that long rubber hose coming from the intake from the bv?, Ummm...if so thats what they call "recirculating the BV" correct? si or no ?
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Correct. It plumbs back into the intake pipe.
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i'll be surprised if that manifold cracks.

i think begi uses a new coolant tube that reroutes that heater hose.
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i'll be surprised if that manifold cracks.

i think begi uses a new coolant tube that reroutes that heater hose.

Yeah I know, it also moves the lower radiator hose. Both would be benificial in my case. But no worries.
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looks positivley breedable

the water re route should cost no more than $40 if you buy a new 1.6 thermo housing

1.6 thermo housing
random 1.25" rad hoses
2-3 feet of 1.25" aluminum tubing
hose clamps
30mm freeze plug


not sure on keeping the heater though, dont need it where im at
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:40 AM   #10
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Very nice braineack!!!
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Sweet, cant wait to see it next time at Fudds. Ill return your spring compressors next time too. Why is your AFM upside down?
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another option- put a piece metal heater/coolant pipe in place of the long rubber tubing run and just connect it at both ends with short rubber tubing.
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