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Intercooler Woes

This weekend I was at my wrench's shop helping him out and also working on my car.
A 930 came into the shop with an intercooler problem. I don't want to give out the name of the intercooler to be fair. Maybe its just a fluke. My mechanic didn't like setup of the rear alumn tube/silicone hose going into throtle body. There is no attachments or latch assembly to hold it down/back.
This car was spewing oil everywhere in the back. The owner expressed everytime he hits good/boost the thing sooner or later pops off.
He had three clamps trying to hold it down into the throttle body-no worky. The 930 owner wanted my wrench to fabricate a latch to hold it down-ASAP/desperate. My wrench rolled his eyes of how much he paid for this item.

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Sounds like an easy and inexpensive fix, no need to roll eyes. Weld a donkey dick or bead around the base of the IC pipe so the hose clamp (preferably T-Bolt) can catch to and not slide off...voila!
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The front is fine.....It's the back going into the throtle body. The makers of the intercooler should of made the connection to the throtle body with a lip or a bracket to hold it down.
A silicone boot with some fasteners is unaccetable.

My wrench does fabrication, but won't do a halfa$$ job on these cars(Time/Money). Plus the money you are paying for this item, there shouldn't be any problems. Big design flaw.

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This thread is worthless without pictures of the offending item or the name of the vendor.

Sounds like another case of f--ked by the aftermarket. So often its hit or miss.

Of course you can have problems with OEM parts too. When I was rebuilding my engine, I upgraded to the newer style cam chain idler arms. One of them turned out to be defective. Simple little thing, but somehow the manufacturer managed to screw it up. Or how about rocker shaft cone nuts where the threads are not squared to the nut (which I discovered upon disassembly of my valve train)...look at this:
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This car was spewing oil everywhere in the back.
Sounds like this car has more problems than just intercooler fitment.
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Pictures and IC brand would be nice....not for bashing but for information.
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There's only one aftermarket longneck intercooler I know of that comes with a silicone hose for the throttle body.

I looked at pictures of it on their website and sure enough there is no rear mounting bracket. That's hard to believe because it's so easy to weld one on like Garretson or Kokeln did and they're proud of their stainless steel front bracket mount.

I don't know if this is the same intercooler but the entire installation kit with the intercooler is expensive.
The one I'm referring to starts with F and ends with d.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yup.
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I can't figure it out.

Maybe you can post the name in pig latin?
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WTF is wrong with saying the Fabspeed intercooler has a poor design to attach to the TB?
Scared of helping a fellow 930 owner avoid some hassle? Or at the very least better prepare them for some fab work if they have to have the unit? I don't get it...
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And pictures should be posted so the community can give sold advice, instead of fart around on a forum.
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This is at least the second thread I have read describing this problem with the Fabspeed intercooler. I wonder if they are aware of the issues and if a "fix" is in place? Do you know if the owner of the 930 you refer to in your original post has complained to Fabspeed about this?
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This is at least the second thread I have read describing this problem with the Fabspeed intercooler. I wonder if they are aware of the issues and if a "fix" is in place? Do you know if the owner of the 930 you refer to in your original post has complained to Fabspeed about this?
The guy I met was young(Looked&acted like the tall-skiny-kid-ROCKNROLLA-movie). Only been around P-turbos for 4 yrs. He claimed he spent over 30g's into the car..Guy was throwing names and places of spending good money...I did ask him about contacting the company..Was to pissed and wanted a quick fix-homedepot way...End of his rope...

Oh--I said aren't u worried of a fire???
Replied--I carry 2 fire extinguishers in the car.........

Me(thinking)-0h-dear..

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And pictures should be posted so the community can give sold advice, instead of fart around on a forum.
There R pics everywhere on this product...

If anyone with a little common sense and worked with intercoolers can figure it out easily.
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It's possible a couple t-bolt clamps would hold the hose on better than skinny worm drive hose clamps.

If the red silicone hose they give you is not sturdy enough go to a hose supply place and they may have some thicker surdier industrial grade multiply silicone hose or if you need hose thats stiffer, stronger, and less likely to expand under boost then rubber marine exhaust hose without steel coil wire reinforcment for inboard engines is sturdy stuff.
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Just use copious quantites of bailing wire and/or duct tape to attach a big heavy lead plate to the top of the IC. That'll hold her down.
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Mark----

I got some extra-heavy duty clear tape for that windshield of yours...Good as new.

How is the windshield coming along?

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I got some extra-heavy duty clear tape for that windshield of yours...Good as new.

How is the windshield coming along?
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I'm just living with it for now. Too many other irons in the fire at the moment. It's not stopping me from driving! Getting a lot of sympathetic comments, but so far nobody has volunteered to open their wallets.

Hey, at least I didn't get hit by a turkey buzzard (around here it would be a pheasant). BTDT on my Harley once...like getting hit with a bowling ball.
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WTF is wrong with saying the Fabspeed intercooler has a poor design to attach to the TB?
Scared of helping a fellow 930 owner avoid some hassle? Or at the very least better prepare them for some fab work if they have to have the unit? I don't get it...
e-man is the best! Laughing!
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