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post #1 of 4 Old 01-24-2003, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Need a temporary intake tube - will silicone tubing work?

I didn't like the path of the steel tube running to my throttle body from the intercooler. Well, I cut it, and was getting ready to TIG it, when my welding helmet stopped working. It's an auto-dimming helmet that cost $250 bucks. I sent it back to the manufacturer for warranty repair, but it is going to be gone a couple of weeks. yeah, I know, get a cheap helmet. Well, once you use an automatic one, it's tough to go back.

Anyway - I am a fine frog hair away from getting the car started. Will a piece of silicone hose work in place of the steel pipe? I can't think of why it wouldn't, but then I'm not very smart. Thanks.


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It may work...temporarily of course, but I think the only problem may be with the hose expanding and contracting too much to get consistent and accurate air flow. JMO


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Well, scince my only experience with the silicone tubinh has been in 4" sections, I was suprised when I went down to Amazon and found out how stiff the stuff is. It doesn't bend for crap. It actually kinks. Oh well, looks lie the gas welder for me.
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Yes the silicone will work, almost all of the turbo companys use these in thier kits. Just make sure it is capeable of you boost pressure.


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