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Old 10-28-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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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!
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Here are photos of the intake tube and the clamp where it meets the charger.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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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?
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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.
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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.
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