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Old 12-29-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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Cool BMW E46 M54 Air Intake F Tube Replacment Pictorial DIY

For those that changed out the Air Intake boot only to have one of the little rubber connector tubes break during that DIY this video should help you remedy that.




Parts needed are zip ties and the rubber tube sold for around 10 cent to $1 an inch at most auto stores (AutoZone, PepBoys, Strauss Auto, NAPA, etc...)





Here is a picture on how I did mine (it's been working perfectly for almost a year now):




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Old 02-19-2011, 12:54 AM   #2
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You wouldn't happen to know what the F tube is actually called or a part number would you? I snapped the bottom part of the "F" off trying to pull it from the intake boot. Thanks.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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You wouldn't happen to know what the F tube is actually called or a part number would you? I snapped the bottom part of the "F" off trying to pull it from the intake boot. Thanks.
13327503677 - Vacuum Hose Connector
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13327503677 - Vacuum Hose Connector
yeah that is it
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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That tube if for the butter fly valve for the exhaust. Not needed if you did the golf tee mod.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:11 AM   #6
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On my 2003 325CiA that tube (lower, smaller one) is connected to the Fuel Pressure Regulator.
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what about the bigger tube lead to ? mine was missing . Thanks
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I'd have to go and look on my car (will do that tomorrow) but if I'm not mistaking it goes to sucking jet pump (located between brake booster and intake manifold).

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what about the bigger tube lead to ? mine was missing . Thanks
What do you mean missing?

I think having it is very important or the car engine will not run at all or very rough with it gone.
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so i broke that f tube as well, but the hoses connected to it are extremely brittle so I figured I would replace them. Can I grab some hosing from advanced auto parts or do I need to shell out 20 plus for each hose from the stealership? Don't these hoses need to be made of specific material and have a specific diameter etc?
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so i broke that f tube as well, but the hoses connected to it are extremely brittle so I figured I would replace them. Can I grab some hosing from advanced auto parts or do I need to shell out 20 plus for each hose from the stealership? Don't these hoses need to be made of specific material and have a specific diameter etc?
They are 10 cents to 70 cents per foot at any Auto Parts store. Just try to measure what you need in diameter and lenght and buy a bunch of tubing.

I don't remember but I'm 100% sure the dealership do not carry replacement parts for those tubes (there is a p/n for the F segment-connector but not the tubes) and you would have to buy the jet pump thingy to get the tubes.



No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price

01 SUCKING JET PUMP 1 11617503621 +core, ENDED
01 SUCKING JET PUMP 1 11617545382 $57.35 +core
02 Hose elbow 1 11617503666 $8.17
03 Hose elbow 1 06/2005 11617503622 ENDED
03 Hose elbow 1 11617547582 $17.25
04 Clamp 1 11151726340 $1.07
05 Hose clamp 21,3MM 1 11151726339 $1.02
06 Support 1 13327503677 $1.35
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:14 PM   #12
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thanks delmarco, cost 89 cents at advance auto parts for what I needed
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Just did this
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