WRX intercooler hoses wont stay on!

Discussion in 'Subaru Impreza' started by NitroTrike, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. NitroTrike

    NitroTrike Guest

    Does anyone else have a problem with Samco hoses "slipping" off of the turbo
    outlet? This is very irritating when you have to pull over in the rain and
    reposition a stupid clamp every other day.
    NitroTrike, Sep 8, 2004
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    Ken Gilbert Guest

    i've had samcos for 20k+ miles and i've never had this happen.

    what kind of hose clamps are you using? tell me not the stock clamps...

    Ken Gilbert, Sep 9, 2004
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  3. NitroTrike

    NitroTrike Guest

    No, not the stock clamps. Ive tried everything brand from cheap to Ideal
    clamps. Its my belief that the hose is simply not fitting correctly for some
    reason. I tried switching its position on the intercooler neck (its an sti
    intercooler, doesnt use the "y" shaped hose), same prob. One guy even told me I
    was running too much boost, I guess theres one in every forum. I think i'm just
    going to find a 90 degree radiator hose and make my own hose :)
    NitroTrike, Sep 9, 2004
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    WRXtreme Guest

    Try T-Bolt clamps, if those don't hold, nothing will.
    WRXtreme, Sep 10, 2004
  5. Have you checked the intercooler mounts to see if they are loose or
    bill-robinson, Sep 11, 2004
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