Silicone intercooler pipe by raistlin


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raistlin
Does anybody have one of these please?

Any views as to whether they are worth it or where to get them?

Thanks
Paul

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Posted 23 Nov 2014, 09:56 #1 

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dattrike
raistlin wrote:Does anybody have one of these please?

Any views as to whether they are worth it or where to get them?

Thanks


The OC get them from here:
http://www.sfsperformance.co.uk/, email them and ask, they do both the single (without the sensor)
and the sensor one.
This is the thread
http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/s ... ht=silicon
lots of reading there!!!
or jump to this one http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/s ... tcount=331

Posted 23 Nov 2014, 11:20 #2 

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raistlin
Thanks David :)

Any objective views as to whether they are worth it please?
Paul

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Posted 23 Nov 2014, 11:32 #3 

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Arctic
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raistlin wrote:Thanks David :)

Any objective views as to whether they are worth it please?


Hi Paul.
I had a little hand in these to get them off the floor and going, I was given a free one for my help, this is now fitted to my sons MGZT and they are a good product and should last longer than the OEM rubber ones which can and do get porous and bleed through the rubber giving that wet sticky feel also they go weak and blow out when under boost.

The silicone ones certainly feel better but so would a new rubber one for certain amount of time, we still need I think to discover what the longevity will be over a longer duration, worth the money in my opinion, I do know one thing thoughthey will not out last the alloy mod I had on my tourer and some of the other members to which I fitted the alloy pipe to cheers Arctic

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Posted 23 Nov 2014, 15:56 #4 

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raistlin
Steve, do you have one of the alloy pipes available?
Paul

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Posted 23 Nov 2014, 16:22 #5 

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Arctic
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raistlin wrote:Steve, do you have one of the alloy pipes available?


Hi Paul.
I would need to take a look as I bought 6 overall and I am sure I fitted four including my own they do come up on the bay now and again though various prices from £25 -£35 but as I say they are not going to perish etc
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E53-X5-3- ... 1e926471f7

you need to take into account also if you have the boost sensor in place or not, both would need cutting to length to fit from intercooler to egr and maybe new rubber bends bought total cost came out to £45
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bmw-X5-E53-3- ... 3cebce710f

this one is cheap
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E46-3-Ser ... 19f4dc4cc9

Bends need to be measured to fit diameter of the alloy pipe
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370810980239? ... 26_rdc%3D1

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290933009932? ... 26_rdc%3D1

Posted 23 Nov 2014, 19:52 #6 

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ceedy
I did this ally pipe mod ..worked out a bit cheaper than the All Sillycon one.. :em:

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45 degree at the top and a 90 degree reducing bend at the bottom. ( as dear ole MGR made the pipe diams different :roll: )

Chris
Got one for Me , Then one for her, and now a big one for me again, All BLOO! Well saves on the touch up paint, Now Number one son's Spoilt it all by getting a Firefrost 1.8T

Posted 23 Nov 2014, 21:35 #7 

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Arctic
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Hi Chris.
yes I forgot you did it also glad you found one with the sensor in as they are far a few between, well when I was looking for them when I first thought of doing it, I ended up buying differing ones to judge the diameter and best bends to fit, I can vaguely remember giving you the BMW No now how have you found it more boost as I did cheers Arctic.

PS also bought differing hose bends etc
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Posted 23 Nov 2014, 22:56 #8 

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ceedy
Hi Steve,

Car defin felt a bit friskier .. but got used to it now.. :em:

I needed some where to screw my air sensor for the OBD2 ECU (Engine Control Unit) Mod..

just I need a device to actually talk to the ECU now :confused:

C.





[quote="Arctic"]Hi Chris.
yes I forgot you did it also glad you found one with the sensor in as they are far a few between, well when I was looking for them when I first thought of doing it, I ended up buying differing ones to judge the diameter and best bends to fit, I can vaguely remember giving you the BMW No now how have you found it more boost as I did cheers Arctic.
Got one for Me , Then one for her, and now a big one for me again, All BLOO! Well saves on the touch up paint, Now Number one son's Spoilt it all by getting a Firefrost 1.8T

Posted 24 Nov 2014, 08:57 #9 

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Arctic
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Paul.
I managed to dig out what I have left from the alloy mod early this year I have dropped you a PM cheers Arctic
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Posted 24 Nov 2014, 16:06 #10 


clickernick
I bought my latest car, a ZT already fitted with a full silicone jobbie! The previous owner forked out around 50 quid for the pipe delivered, ( I have the receipt ). Seems to do what it was designed for! This was fitted along with the viton rings and I have a bone dry clean engine bay and plenty of oomph !!!!

Posted 01 Jan 2015, 11:34 #11 


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