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TKC 10-28-2012 04:33 PM

VF v3 install question: Coupler for charger to intake tube?
 
Hi, I can't seem to find any silicon coupler tube to connect the intake tube to the charger. When the kit arrived, the intake tube has a heavy duty metal clamp already. In place on the intake tube where it should meet the charger, but I just thought there was supposed to be a coupler. Connecting the plastic directly to the charger doesn't seem right. Can anyone confirm this for me? Thank you!

TKC 10-28-2012 04:47 PM

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Here are photos of the intake tube and the clamp where it meets the charger.

R10_Telemetry 10-28-2012 08:42 PM

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Attached is the stock photo of the V4 intake pipe from VFE (which uses a silicon coupler), but it looks a little different than yours. It's made out of aluminum - is yours plastic?

braymond141 10-29-2012 01:58 AM

In response to your concern on Bimmerforums. You're dealing with the non-boosted side of the charger. Many companies have used plastic tubes directly clamped to the charger inlet. Clamp it, go on your way.

TKC 10-29-2012 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by braymond141 (Post 14854603)
In response to your concern on Bimmerforums. You're dealing with the non-boosted side of the charger. Many companies have used plastic tubes directly clamped to the charger inlet. Clamp it, go on your way.

Thanks! :thumbsup:


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