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Re: Intercooler Mods

On Mon, 17 Jul 1995, Michael Spiers wrote:

> Scott, how tight can you crank down on the clamps on those intercoolers without
> worrying about screwing something up?  My hose-clamp deal is pretty damn snug,
> but I wasn't sure how tight I could make it for fear of cracking the plastic
> end caps.  How tight is the packaging band?  BTW, I've noticed beer is always
> the way to go for payment!!!

	I have rebuilt a couple plastic-tank radiators which are the same 
construction I think.  The tanks are quite robust.  I think that it would 
take over 200 pounds to crush the core.  Just my egimicated guess.  I 
think that you could put a couple gear clamp bands on that thing, crank 
'em down tight, adn still not worry about it.  Take a look at a '91 200 
TQ intercooler.  They have little steel clips that hold the end tanks 
onto the core.  I have tried to get a part number for these, with no 
luck.  I guess they are part of the intercooler ass'y.

Graydon D. Stuckey								
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage 1
'83 Mazda RX7 w/13B, GDS Racing Stage 58474