Intercooler hose recommendation
Ingo D. Rautenberg
ingo at waratap.com
Tue Sep 3 16:56:39 EDT 2002
Mine OTOH split lengthwise on the bottom edge (temporarily fixed with Duct
tape until I got a used one from Dads -- which still wasn't all that cheap).
You might want to check for a good used one with Chris Semple at
Force5Automotive in NH: Chris at force5auto.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Benz" <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
To: "Gene Caldwell" <gene.ghc at verizon.net>
Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: Intercooler hose recommendation
> Gene, If you are running the original hose and hose clamps, you may find
> that the hose has just blown off the turbo, BTDT after the IA III upgrade.
> If so, buy a new clamp because the stock clamp's adjustment bottoms out
> before clamping tight enough on the old hose. I blew this hose 3 or 4
> before realizing this, always when passing with boost, a real let down.
> > From: Gene Caldwell <gene.ghc at verizon.net>
> > Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 09:13:41 -0700
> > To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> > Subject: Intercooler hose recommendation
> > There were some strange 'rushing air' noises coming from under the hood
> > yesterday after a boosted driving segment. Fortunately I was within a
> > mile of being home.
> > The upper hose looks good (only about 3k miles of use), but I'm pretty
> > sure the lower intercooler hose has developed a leak, will know more
> > tonight after I get it removed.
> > Is this an Audi dealer-only part? Or would I be better off going with
> > an aftermarket hose, and if so, any good source recommendations? I'm
> > running an IA 3+ ECU so max positive boost can reach 21-22psi.
> > -Gene
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