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maf to turbo tube broke, repair or replace?

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#1 subiemech85



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Posted 24 November 2005 - 01:48 AM

it broke at the flange where it connects to the turbo inlet, and so what do I do now?
at where the clamp tightenes the brittle rubber

1. repair it with silicone
2. find a stock replacement unit
3. build something from the hardware store?

#2 subyrally


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Posted 24 November 2005 - 09:09 AM

hardware store would be the cheapest fix, just dont use the plastic pvc bits near the turbo itself, they will work for a few runs, but then start warping and melting.

i ended up using a peice of threaded steel pipeing about 2" in diameter and 2" in length to connect the hose on the turbo to the rest of my intake. i havent ad any melting issues since.

if you must ge the stock part, the dealer will be happy to hunt one down for something like $60 or so. at least from my expiriance, ive gone through 4 original inlet hoses, they were all used and all fell apart on me. you might be better off building something more reliable.

#3 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 24 November 2005 - 11:41 AM

Mine broke too. I couldnt find any bits and pieces at Home Depot, or Lowes or any other hardware store so went to the junkyard to try to find a replacement.

Couldnt find one, so luckily Caleb had one and sent it to me.

The easiest fix is to get another stock piece. If you make a custom piece, you will need to plumb everything for the PCV as well.


#4 subiemech85



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Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:04 AM

I got creative and made my own!
it only cost $ 10 for materials
3"x2" reducing bushing 1-1/2" pvc coupling 2" flexible elbow

also added the pcv filters
and hooked up the yellow line for wastegate

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#5 subyrally


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Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:53 AM

looks like what i used, only reccomendation on that would be to move the rubber hose from direct contact with the turbo. get a stock intake hose if you can find a spare, and put that at the turbo inlet and then get a 2" threaded pipe union thingy to connect the two hoses.

i hope that makes sence to you, it did in my head, but ive only been awake for like 15 minutes now.

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 05:44 PM

I have a stock one that is in good shape, $5 plus shipping?????

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