t/d air intake hose made from steering gator

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t/d air intake hose made from steering gator

Post by rutter123 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:57 pm

the original flexi air intake hose has finally broken into 3 and can no longer be held together with tape so made this as a temp measure, made from o/s steering rack gator with the smaller ends cut off, same i/d as the o/e pipe, seems to do the job ok, has a plastic internal sleeve to stop it collapsing,prob more of a permanent fixture tbh.
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Re: t/d air intake hose made from steering gator

Post by MULLEY » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:42 pm

Looks good to me, does that pipe get quite hot? If it does, that might be the only thing that might cause the rubber to degrade more quickly than the original, i'm sure its quite thick the original, compared to your gaitor?
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Re: t/d air intake hose made from steering gator

Post by rutter123 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:16 pm

hi mulley yeah it is a bit thinner but of fair quality, and yes it does get fairly hot hence the plastic internal liner to stop it collapsing under the load of the turbo, have done approx 100 miles today with no probs. a good s/h o/e pipe would be good if anyone has one??
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Re: t/d air intake hose made from steering gator

Post by MULLEY » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:13 pm

Paul296 might have a spare knocking about on some spares cars that he owns with another chap, i'd drop him a pm with a link to this thread.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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