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I was pulling up a long hill today, basking in the aural glory of my new cat-back, and PSSSSSHHHHHHHH... sounds like I blew off an intercooler hose.

Pull over, all the hoses seem to be seated correctly. Vacuum lines in place. Nothing on fire. Not a drop of fluid under the car. Car starts and immediately stalls. Nothing apparently repairable to my naked and generally-untrained eye. Shit... Call AAA for a tow. On the way, he'll be here in 30.

Poke and prod under the hood some more. Oh, hi. The grommet/vac line out the back corner of the intake mani popped out. I can fix that, and cancel the tow. I try for 15 minutes to get the little bugger back in, but the rubber end ring is old, falling apart, and refusing to go in.

I tear it off and daisy chain 3 zip ties around the intake mani to hold it in place. Voila!

 

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I have to remember to keep some in my car. I was pulling into my parking space today after lunch and I hear a strange noise from under the hood. Popped her to have a look. The two top screws that hold the DS fan to the radiator had backed out and were MIA. When the fan was off it leaned against the front of the tranny. When it came on, the blades hit on the tranny until air pressure pushed it back up to the radiator out of harm's way. I was thinking; "damn, if I only had a zip tie". I ended up going into the cafeteria and getting a twist tie from a loaf of bread. :rolleyes:
 

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I have to remember to keep some in my car. I was pulling into my parking space today after lunch and I hear a strange noise from under the hood. Popped her to have a look. The two top screws that hold the DS fan to the radiator had backed out and were MIA. When the fan was off it leaned against the front of the tranny. When it came on, the blades hit on the tranny until air pressure pushed it back up to the radiator out of harm's way. I was thinking; "damn, if I only had a zip tie". I ended up going into the cafeteria and getting a twist tie from a loaf of bread. :rolleyes:
That'll do! I have a zip tie permanently in place of the top PS screw on the PS fan. :)

Hahaha. Yeah, 24psi hates on those fittings pretty hard.

Nice, looks like you have one in the same place, along with many others. Is that the valve cover you sold to Christian? If so, it's on my car now. :)
 

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Yep, I just used one to temporarily hold the hook up for my alarm in place while I replace the batteries and I also use them to lock my fog lights in place since those 10mm bolts don't work at all.
 

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I'm glad I'm not the only one with zip ties under the hood! :)
 

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I'm glad I'm not the only one with zip ties under the hood! :)
We've had to use bits of wire before. Remember?

I think we have all been there.

John Williams had to do that at the track day during SOC. 22psi kept popping his bushings out.
 
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