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This is a discussion on Intercooler Reinstall Problem within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I took off my intercooler last night to install my new spt turbo heat shield. When I went to put ...

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    Intercooler Reinstall Problem

    I took off my intercooler last night to install my new spt turbo heat shield. When I went to put my intercooler back on I could not get the intercooler pipes to go back on (turbo and throttle pipe)... any suggestions on how to make the install work... am I doing something wrong?

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    I start the turbo hose first by about 1/4" then the throttle body hose, then lots of wigling and some swearing/sweating and finaly it will go on.
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    I use "the string trick".
    I put a little bit of Vaseline on the inside of the hose that attaches to the turbocharger, to help it slide on. Then I get the throttle hose started, not worrying about the hose yet.

    After that's started:
    Look on the hose that attaches to the turbocharger. Close to where it goes on the turbo, look for a little plastic hanger off the side, that appears to do nothing. I hook a piece of string/wire onto it, and use that to pull in the direction of the turbo. Usually I have to give it 2-3 tries, and it'll pop right on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    I use "the string trick".
    I put a little bit of Vaseline on the inside of the hose that attaches to the turbocharger, to help it slide on. Then I get the throttle hose started, not worrying about the hose yet.

    After that's started:
    Look on the hose that attaches to the turbocharger. Close to where it goes on the turbo, look for a little plastic hanger off the side, that appears to do nothing. I hook a piece of string/wire onto it, and use that to pull in the direction of the turbo. Usually I have to give it 2-3 tries, and it'll pop right on.
    wow good info ray
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    I used to heat up the y-pipe to slide it on the turbo.
    Tuned by Jorge at P&L, 240.83whp 239.60wtq at 14.8psi on 2.0L with stock td04 (But doesn't run)

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