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Old 02-18-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Help Greddy heater hose woes....

Anyone go pics of how close your heater hoses are to your down pipe?

I have greedy kit with a ETD manifold and a Tony's downpipe and there touching??? I guess off comes the turbo again to try and re engineer the hoses.

Any idea would be great.
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wrap 'em, not sure what people use but i've seen many of them wrapped
not sure what else you can do, just try to keep them away from the DP, those rubber hoses have probelms with heat as is...
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Contact? Post pictures, I had lots of space between the DP and the heater hoses.
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wrap them and tie them out of the way so they don't touch.
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I'm @ work now so can't post pics till the morning.

But trust me the stock heater hose on the drivers side is resting on the down pipe.

I have a ETD manifold and a Tony's 2.5" down pipe and new motor motor mounts so maybe one of those things is causing it to be that close. I never had the stock greddy down pipe on the car or the stock greddy manifold so I don't know the differences in the two but I thought that were an exact replacement.
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mine was touching too, i bought a different hose, wrapped it, and moved it a smidge out of the way
then i made a small metal heat shield out of aluminum crap from homedepot
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Looking under the dash there seems to be plenty of room from the heater core to the fire wall to do something different. I bet I could cut it there and run the heater core hose through another hole in the firewall eliminating the problem.

Another thought is to redesign the hard line coming from the front of the motor under the manifold. Only question I have there is the mounting of that hard line to the exhaust manifold bolt. If I cut the pipe before that I would have to find another way to support the line because it seems "loose" in the front with out that mount.


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mine was touching too, i bought a different hose, wrapped it, and moved it a smidge out of the way
then i made a small metal heat shield out of aluminum crap from homedepot

Got a pic? I hate reinventing stuff if its been done before.
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ill see if i can find some, its kinda tucked away under my heatshields, im running a combo of greddy heat shield plus the one i fabbed up (literately a sheet of aluminum folded 4 times...)
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I have the RM DP and it was within 1/2 an inch. I wrap the **** out of it.

This past weekend I had to pull the turbo to remove the blown out turbo gasket. While I had room I safety wired the hose alot further away from the DP.

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Another thought is to redesign the hard line coming from the front of the motor under the manifold. Only question I have there is the mounting of that hard line to the exhaust manifold bolt. If I cut the pipe before that I would have to find another way to support the line because it seems "loose" in the front with out that mount.
You need that hard line bolted to the exhaust manifold stud. I left mine unbolted out of pure laziness when i did my greddy install and a few hard miles later i had a huge mystery coolant leak. I pulled everything back off and put it back on after i found no holes in any hoses. This time i bolted the hard line on and i haven't had a leak yet. I'm guessing that line is somehow pressure fit in there and if it's not bolted in then the coolant system has enough pressure to force out around the sides. Also i have the stock mani and DP right now. My coolant line touches the downpipe. I just doubled wrapped that section with the heat wrap that came with the kit. The coolant running through the line plus the wrap keeps it from getting really hot and melting. Have you ever seen the survivor man where he boils water in a poland spring bottle with flames directly on the bottle? It doesn't melt or lite on fire because the water keeps it cool.

The best example i could find on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx44j...eature=related
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Just to let you know. I removed turbo again, and map gassed the hard heater line under the manifold and bent it over behind the oil dipstick. Hit up advance auto and found me a nice shaped heater hose and now I got about 1" clearance......sweet.
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