[s-cars] Samco Hose Owners (From Group buy in Q3/2003):Lower IChose too short?

Igor Kessel igor at s-cars.org
Tue Feb 17 12:43:07 EST 2004

Kirby Smith wrote:

> Over the past year or so my Michelin-man hose seemed to be too short
> (I've had it for several years), and the hose clamp kept sliding off the
> end on the plastic cross-over pipe.  I suspect k24 turbo-compressed
> inlet air, which is very hot at 1.3 bar, aged the plastic, both
> shrinking it in length and diameter.  I now have an NEA aluminum
> crossover and haven't had any clamp problems since it was installed.
> kirby

my plastic crossover tube kept caving in at the end and blowing off the 
Samco hose until I finally pressed in as a reinforcement a suitable DIA 
piece of galvanised pipe which I found on the exhaust tube adapter rack 
at a local Pep Boys.

Igor Kessel
two turbo quattros

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