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intercooler hoses keep splitting!!!!
BJL Offline
Moderator
#1
Ok isplit the second turbo to intercooler hose last nioght, and well its pssing me off cuz i dont have any other spare hoses and no one aroudn here even has a hose that size!

am i doing somethign wrong? i mena i was on the highway doing around 75-80 and noticewd i could only get 5psi at 3500rpm, well i limped it home and look under the hood and my pvc valve was poped off, and one of the vacuam lines to the intercooler was off, and both intercooler hoses were bulging.

whats goin on!!!!!!!!! im running uregulated boost, but shouldnt these be able to hold more boost?? agh i will be posting about finding one asap HELP!!!!!!!!!


Brian



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1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd, dark blue

http://crazydriver358.5u.com
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#2
Are you using new or old hoses - both Vacuum and IC? Old vacuum hose dry out and enlarge over the ports they connect to. And if your running unregulated boost, each end of every hose that sees boost should be clamped somehow. This also applies to the PCV valve - both ends. You can get new IC hoses from Tiny Avenger - see link on Vendor's page.

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88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, Main TC with K&N, 3"DP to 2.5"duals through Dynamax, Ric valve at 17+ and disconnected KS.
Elite Bodega 16" chrome wheels. Autometer pod w/ A/F and Vac/boost gauges.140 mph Motorsports Speedo New engine: Total Seal rings and TRW pistons, ported and polished head w/ cc'd chambers,1.59"exhausts, SS valves, gutted upper, knife edged lower, A-230 cam, Race Engineering Adj Cam Sprocket, Crowlers, ARP head studs, and rod bolts. Walbro 255 HP pump and Kirban adj FPR, T-3. Centerforce II, KB subs and jack rails.
Pete Dunham


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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
Go to the local hardware store plumbing dept, and get some rubber PVC pipe couplers for about $2 each. The coupler for 2" ID PVC pipe is a perfect fit for the IC to TB hose, and the coupler for 1 1/2" ID PVC pipe is a perfect fit for the turbo to IC hose. You will need to cut an inch or so off one end to shorten them a bit. They will work until you can get some offical replacement silicone hoses, or just leave them on for good. I have had a set of these on my TC for the last 6 months after I split a hose, and they still seem as good as new. I do carry a spare set in the truck, though, so i can pop a new one on if one blows while I am out on the road.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
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67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Dan E Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Do you have your I/C bracket still installed ? Maybe excess vibration ???

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Dan Eaves
88TC 5spd, Crower 5.5" Sportsman Rods, Short Wiseco Pistons bored .030" Over, Ported Head with Polished Combustion Chambers, Gutted & Polished Upper, Ported & Polished Lower, Polished T/B, Ported E6, SVO T3 .63AR Turbo, 3" DP w/No Cat, 2 1/2" single cat back w/DynoMax Super Turbo Muffler, RR Cam, K&N in Fenderwell, Gillis Boost Valve, Centerforce I Clutch, Removed A/C, Polished Wheels, Polished Valve Cover, Polished Crank and W/P Pulleys, Walbro 255LPH HP Pump, Kirban Adj FPR, and the DAMN Heater Core is new too !
Dan Eaves
88TC 5spd Vermillion Red, Polished...everything...
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#5
I have the bracket ont here butr i noticed one of the bolts missing. i think the inside is stripped out, and on my spare its stripped out too.
I CDusoin that works at ford checked up on the hoses at the foprd d34alership to dya and they are sdisocntinued!, argh! i need these quick!

Jeff: when i check the hoses it measures innner diameter 2 1/4 inch by 4 inches long?? is that right??
im going to Home Depot and Lowes right after school to get the sizes you siad, i need this fixed, HOME COMING IS TONIGHT!

Thanks Guys ill be order from tiny avenger next week

Brian


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1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd, dark blue

http://crazydriver358.5u.com
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#6
I have the bracket ont here butr i noticed one of the bolts missing. i think the inside is stripped out, and on my spare its stripped out too.
I CDusoin that works at ford checked up on the hoses at the foprd d34alership to dya and they are sdisocntinued!, argh! i need these quick!

Jeff: when i check the hoses it measures innner diameter 2 1/4 inch by 4 inches long?? is that right??
im going to Home Depot and Lowes right after school to get the sizes you siad, i need this fixed, HOME COMING IS TONIGHT!

Thanks Guys ill be order from tiny avenger next week

Brian


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1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd, dark blue

http://crazydriver358.5u.com
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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