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This is a discussion on downpipe and AC drain hose. within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; My downpipe touches my Air conditioner drain hose. the position of the hose has not changed since stock and I ...

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    downpipe and AC drain hose.

    My downpipe touches my Air conditioner drain hose. the position of the hose has not changed since stock and I assume everyone elses is the same, but then again it can't because I get to smell the lovely scent of burning rubber everytime I drive for over 10-15 mins. I am thinking of just trimming the hose because it doesn't look like there is any way of rerouting it. I will go take a pic I guess and post it in a minute.

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    There is a clip that is just above the downpipe. That holds the hose in place. You need to move that clip about 3" towards the rear of the car. There is another hole there that the clip pops into. Put the hose in the clip, and it should clear the DP by a fair amount.

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    Ah, thanks.

    I'm gunna let it cool down. I burnt the hell out of my finger last time I reached for that hose...

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    I had my hose sitting on it for a few weeks, it melted the side a little but after that nothing else happened. I don't think it causes any serious problems


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    Yeah I never thought it would, the smell is just overpowering at times.

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    you can see what i did here
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    Originally posted by platano
    At 14???
    shoot , I'd hit it at current age, on roof of the car, with cousin driving , neighbor and town priest in the back seat, and that kid from "N.Korea" riding shotgun.

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    How did you get that clip out?

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    Boosted, I'm going to do this install soon. Can you point out on your pic where the used to be?
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    Originally posted by scoolbuzz
    How did you get that clip out?

    with a screwdriver.

    Originally posted by demos
    Boosted, I'm going to do this install soon. Can you point out on your pic where the used to be?
    around this region-
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    Originally posted by platano
    At 14???
    shoot , I'd hit it at current age, on roof of the car, with cousin driving , neighbor and town priest in the back seat, and that kid from "N.Korea" riding shotgun.

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    So now you have cold water dripping down the length of your DP instead of routing it off?

    Wont that make the metal brittle or have some adverse effects?

    I guess snowy run off on a hot down pipe isn't good either but it happens.

    I just left mine be and it put a small divit in the rubber.
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    Originally posted by LouieWRX
    So now you have cold water dripping down the length of your DP instead of routing it off?

    Wont that make the metal brittle or have some adverse effects?

    I guess snowy run off on a hot down pipe isn't good either but it happens.

    I just left mine be and it put a small divit in the rubber.
    Nope. This metal isnt that thin for it to get brittle. When you drive in the rain, water gets kicked up onto your exhaust all the time.
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    Originally posted by platano
    At 14???
    shoot , I'd hit it at current age, on roof of the car, with cousin driving , neighbor and town priest in the back seat, and that kid from "N.Korea" riding shotgun.

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    Check out the dp install instructions on the TXS website (click on WRX/STi then WRX turboback, then scroll down and click on install instructions). They have some good notes and pictures in regard to repositioning the AC drain hose.http://www.turboxs.com/

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    I've got heatwrap on my Bosal DP. Go buy some.

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    Mine burned through.

    Oh well...
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    Originally posted by Trailboss
    Mine burned through.

    Oh well...
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    me too.


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