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Old 04-03-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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GS turbo conversion inlet pipe hose solutions

Well my second-hand but unused "platonoff" conversion inlet pipe came in so I can finally get rid of the td04 inlet pipe that's installed right now...

I went down to the parts bin to try to see how well it'll fit everything and I realized that I have to run a rubber hose from my PCV to one of the ports, that's no problem, I think I even have the proper diameter hose on hand.

The other other port though, for the BPC "R" line, it seems too big for the hoses that are on the BPC?? The hoses on the BPC now are about "washer fluid hose" size and I have some of those laying around and there is no way they will fit on that barb - am I going to have to find some sort of step-down connector piece for vacuum hoses? What a pain if so. How did everyone else approach this?

In the Gensaab catalog Nick describes the hose as "This basic version connects to stock air hose for an economical option. " and I can see on Dimitri's site that he did that, but I can't seem to get mine on there - it seems like the ng900 "accordian" or rubber air box to inlet pipe hose has the exact same inner diameter as the inlet pipe?? I struggled with it for a minute and couldn't get the rubber hose onto the pipe. Am I just not forcing it enough?

I called Nick first but it's 9:30 and understandably no one is going to pick up a business call at the time of night, also I figured it'd be a bit rude to ask for advice on a part I bought second hand I also did a search but no one seems to have had these issues.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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If you can get some sort of rubber lubricant, it will be a big help. I had a bottle laying around, and that made it fairly easy to get the big air intake hose over the top of the inlet pipe, and even let me fit the BPC hose on, even though it had to stretch a fair amount. For the PCV hose, what I did was to cut the metal PCV pipe way down by the air inlet (I think I cut off about 2 inches past the banjo fitting), and then got a small radiator hose with a 180 degree bend from an auto parts store, which connected the PCV pipe and the inlet pipe perfectly.
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just use hot soap mixed with water, works great, especially in cold temp. just run the water as hot as you can, soak the hose for a min, then pull it outta the bucket and slide it on.
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just use hot soap mixed with water, works great, especially in cold temp. just run the water as hot as you can, soak the hose for a min, then pull it outta the bucket and slide it on.
Man you took the words right out of my mouth. I like to use dish soap.
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I shouldn't have doubted Nick's immaculate planning/development skills, the install was easy (aside from clamping an inlet pipe on by yourself in a cramped area from above...) and the hoses did fit no problem.

I ended up using dish soap, just a tiny dab, but made it so much easier! Thanks guys.
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