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Old 06-29-2008, 05:14 PM   #21
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I would suggest loosening your PPF bolts...or just remove them.
That would be a job for Cool Cat Racing....they'll leave all kinda things wrong with your car lol.


Scott,
your couplers look like ****.... learn to cut.
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:49 PM   #22
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as said before, and taken from (my) experience: hairspray works wonders
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:58 PM   #23
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******* thing popped off again......
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:04 PM   #24
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the comp outlet should have a bead rolled on it. I don't know why FM doesn't. easiest thing to do would be to mix some jb weld and build up a jb "bead".

if you could afford downtime (I know you can't though), I've seen C.Bell offer to add the bead to an FM comp outlet at no charge quite a few times.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:27 PM   #25
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I don't think i'll have any downtime for something like that with my new job starting tomorrow.


Alrighty, i got it back on again. This time i cleaned the inside with wheel cleaner since it has a slight acid to it and will hopefully take away any oil that might have been causing it to be slick. Then I noticed that when i was messing with a coolant line, that coolant gets nice and sticky when it dries. So I wiped some coolant on the inside and let it dry. On top of that, when i put the hose back on, i put the clamp all the way up to the very edge of the hose... every so slightly over hanging and I was able to get it tighter than I had been able to before. I guess we'll see if it works... I feel better about it this time over the other two.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:11 AM   #26
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******* thing popped off again......

have it happen on the track a few tries and ultimately fix it with friction tape....not fun.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:04 AM   #27
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Oh, i had the most PITA time getting all of the intercooler pipes on my s/c'ed car to stay. I think i had to fix them about 9 times on the drive home from the shop that did the intercooler for me. Then, on the Dragon one night, i had to pull over about 4 times to fix it. I had the **** down to a science.

My last fix-it-at-the-track were the manifold to turbo bolts..... i had to tighten them between every session....with only a 30 minute cool down period and no hotsleeve.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:22 AM   #28
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Anybody got the part number for the t-clamps at napa?
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:15 PM   #29
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You could also go to home depot and try to find some type of construction adhesive e.g., liquid nails for stoves.

Stuff like

http://www.woodstove-outlet.com/gaskets.htm

I don't know if you ever want to take off your hose again but if you don't, this might work.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:12 PM   #30
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Goddamn thing popped off again.... and this time i wasn't even in boost!

I'm seriously considering adhesives at this point.
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get some new motor mounts
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:07 PM   #32
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btw regarding adhesives--- i strongly recommend gaffer's tape over duct tape. absolutely superior in every aspect...

not for engines though
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:45 PM   #33
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Whats up bro, you don't have any hairspray layin around? I've been trying to tell you it works. I have been minutes from the bar/club, not dressed to be under a car, and had the ******* couplers pop. I have had dates in the car, and had the ******* couplers pop. I have had my god damn mother ******* couplers pop, blow, and explode all the **** over the place more than enough times.

Since I have hairsprayed the inside of the couplers, I have yet to have one blow. And I've turned up the boost twice. This is also on pipes without beads. Instead of bitching about it, try the ******* hairspray!! Alot of people swear by it, I am one of them. Spray, t-bolt tight, and say goodbye to all your coupler nightmares. Yes.......its very true.

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Old 06-30-2008, 10:46 PM   #34
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I've never blown a coupler, even at peak boost of 15 psi. See if corky has a extra compressor housing around. He might do a switcharoo for you if you beg nicely.
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use F**KING hairspray.. I had to do it with the talon, it works mike. Just go steal some from Jenn.

BTW congrats on the job
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:34 AM   #36
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use F**KING hairspray.. I had to do it with the talon, it works mike. Just go steal some from Jenn.

BTW congrats on the job

I DID!! I think her **** is too fancy lol Maybe i should have tried some AquaNet

OK, i came up with another solution that is a big "**** you" to the clamp...I went all out McGyver on this ******. There is a area on the compressor right above the clamp that is tapped for a screw. So I put a screw in there and ran a piece of heavy wire around part of the clamp and the screw to hold the goddamn clamp in place. Here is my awesome anti-expensive non-slr picture, but it least its not from a shitty cellphone lol.

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So far, so good...drove around with no problems.
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try using a smaller clamp
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:24 AM   #38
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^^^ditto that. Looks like your clamp is too small. No matter how shitty the pipe, if you have a good coupler, a DRY, CLEAN connection, and a properly-sized clamp, it shouldn't pop off. I've blown a lot of connections, and they've been oily or underclamped every time.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:55 AM   #39
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that's pretty gay. Mike I've got a pile of t-clamps if you want to go through them to find one that fits better.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:03 AM   #40
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of these....which one do you think is going to fail first?


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