Thread: Intake elbow
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Danman View Post
I dread doing anything in my car the involves removing the intake elbow. I replaced the rubber seals about a year ago (elbow was loose) now I can never get the elbow to seat fully on the filter housing or turbo. When it does seat fully, the rubber is cocked and pushed past the lip on the elbow.

I've tried different installations, with the rubber protruding from the elbow- this works best but still can't get it fully seated. Anyone else have this problem? Any DIY elbow replacements with something softer/more flexible? Or am I just doing something wrong?
It sounds like the U tube (elbow) plastic has shrunk from heat/age.

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