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Rubber hose that connects the intake plenum to the elbows

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I'm going to try my experiment installing HKS SSQV on my V8. Instead

of using the conventional weld-on flanges, I'm going to use the

Silicon T-Pipe replacing the rubber hose that connects the intake

pipe to the intake plenum. Anyone has the diameter size of the

rubber hose? Many Thanks.

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Sorry I don't have the diameter close to hand (or the car to go and measure) but I do know that there is quite a bit of aluminium pipe hidden beneath the rubber hoses. The gap between the intake pipe and the intake manifold is pretty small, probably an inch or less. I think you will struggle to fit the BOVs in there.

Don't get me wrong, I wish you good luck but don't want you to get too excited just yet. :lol:

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Yup...I know it'll be a whole lot of work to fit that silicon t-hose in place. However, there's a bolt holding the intake elbows in place, if that bolt is removed then the intake elbow can move around "just a little bit"...that'll help with the process...thanks for the info.

Alan

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The OD of the ducting and throttle elbow is 52mm.

Cheers,

Mike S


1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

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I'm going to try my experiment installing HKS SSQV on my V8. Instead

of using the conventional weld-on flanges, I'm going to use the

Silicon T-Pipe replacing the rubber hose that connects the intake

pipe to the intake plenum. Anyone has the diameter size of the

rubber hose? Many Thanks.

Hi Alan I am really interested how this project will work, id like to do something similar. Can you post up some pictures during and after?

Good luck :lol:


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I assume you know that Dave does a BOV kit (see www.espritperformance.com) he attaches the BOVs via a silicon T piece between the intake plenum and the turbo ducts.

Regards,

Peter.

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Kylie,

I'll take some photos & let you know how it works... B)

Hi Alan I am really interested how this project will work, id like to do something similar. Can you post up some pictures during and after?

Good luck :)

Pete,

Yes, I know, but I really love the sound of the HKS SSQV... B)

I assume you know that Dave does a BOV kit (see www.espritperformance.com) he attaches the BOVs via a silicon T piece between the intake plenum and the turbo ducts.

Regards,

Peter.

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Superdave and PNM both sell the kit to do this. - Dave even offers different BOV's depending on noise etc.....

It's easy to do. - I did the first one! There's plenty of room between the pipes for those that are unsure....

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Jon,

does your EGR pipe get in the way on the left side? Do you have to remove the intake elbow to get the silicon t-hoses in?

Alan

Superdave and PNM both sell the kit to do this. - Dave even offers different BOV's depending on noise etc.....

It's easy to do. - I did the first one! There's plenty of room between the pipes for those that are unsure....

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There's no EGR system on my car but others i've seen it fitted to have been ok.

Tbh when i've fitted them the plenum has been off. The cast Ali pipes running from the turbos to the plenum can be left in situ but with the bolts that hold them to the heads removed - allows a bit of movement and cuts down on the amount of cursing needed to persuade everything into place!

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