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Old 11-26-2012, 04:00 PM   #26
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Did you try hairspray?
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:09 PM   #27
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Haha no. I didn't have any so I'll go pick some up on the way home. I'm pretty sure the coupler is on good. I need to double check the o ring gasket things to make sure they r all seated properly. The whistling is really loud at like 3k and goes away at 4-redline.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:45 PM   #28
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Did you remove the rubber caps from both ends? If you do that, and install it properly, you should not have any issues. The AVO is actually a hair shorter than stock, so it can make the problem worse. I would just use the OEM hose with T-bolt clamps and no rubber end caps.
This ^^^ also as a lube use a smidge of oil. Also there is a white dot on the coupler if I remember correctly it goes on at 12 o'clock. The AVO is a nightmare. Once u upgrade remove the rubber caps.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #29
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Did you remove the rubber caps from both ends? If you do that, and install it properly, you should not have any issues. The AVO is actually a hair shorter than stock, so it can make the problem worse. I would just use the OEM hose with T-bolt clamps and no rubber end caps.
Is this difference almost not worth mentioning or is it noticeably shorter?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:15 PM   #30
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Is this difference almost not worth mentioning or is it noticeably shorter?
Its just too short and you will spend hours being puzzled.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:54 PM   #31
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I don't have one, but I think someone posted a thread with photos and it was short enough that it didn't work with just about any TMIC.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #32
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My order for the avo coupler is now cancelled...
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:40 PM   #33
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Doesn't Mishimoto make one? or was it Samco? Both maybe?
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:58 PM   #34
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I couldn't find a samco one for the 08+ but I did find a tomioka one. There is even a review on here and it seems legit. Tomioka states that it is longer than the oem so that is a plus. Has anyone here had any personal experience with tomioka? I have never heard of this brand until now.

edit: Gimmick also has one available, but I didn't find any real good reviews on that one either.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:21 PM   #35
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I put a bottle of 99% isopropanol alcohol in a spray bottle and use it to clean parts. Works good as a lubricant on hoses when putting them on nipples or whatever, then evaporates. Hang in there, you will find your fix at some point.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:29 PM   #36
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I put a bottle of 99% isopropanol alcohol in a spray bottle and use it to clean parts. Works good as a lubricant on hoses when putting them on nipples or whatever, then evaporates. Hang in there, you will find your fix at some point.
Thanks for the kind words. I am probably just going to end up taking it to a shop. There is a boost leak somewhere that I can't seem to find it. Hopefully I didn't mess things up too bad in there. It is just a matter of waiting for the tomioka hose to come in with the t bolts...

Coupler is definitely secure at this point. Now my car just whistles at 3k, and I can get it to whistle at a stop after I let off of the throttle. Almost as if I have a BOV. My guess is that I accidentally nicked a hose and it is making that whistle sound. I checked the turbo side, and the circle gasket is good, as with the bpv gasket as well.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:37 PM   #37
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Gimmick was the one I was thinking of...
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #38
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This is super easy to fix, how come all the trouble? Take the intercooler off, remove the hose, pull off the end caps, install the hose onto the TB and tighten fully. Then slip the intercooler back on and tighten up the intercooler side. Lastly tighten up the intercooler mounting bolts.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:42 PM   #39
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I did exactly as you said believe me. I appreciate the guidance. We will see how things go with the t bolt clamps. After all the attempts, I have become very familiar with the process. Keeping my fingers crossed for when I get the stuff in the mail.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:20 PM   #40
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Its just too short and you will spend hours being puzzled.
bummer. what the hell good is it? I swore I read somewhere where people were basically talking these hoses up a bunch! I will admit I never looked into it fully, just kind of chalked it up mentally as "AVO hoses good stock replacement"

good to know.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:47 PM   #41
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Might work well with other than stock TMIC's
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #42
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I installed an AVO on my 2013 when I had my stock intercooler and had this exact same problem. It installed it in about 5 minutes (the manifold side is a PITA to get seated the first time - didn't use hairspray, but did use an upgraded clamp), and then when I had to take the IC off afterwards many times, it made the reinstall way easier for me to do alone.

I never noticed it to be too short, but your mileage may vary.

I say screw it and just buy a PW TMIC and be done with it. =)
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:49 PM   #43
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I had the same problem... There is a blue dot on mine (2013) that has to be at 12 o'clock for it to go on properly, but it was extremely difficult to tighten up.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:47 AM   #44
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Tomioka hose came in today, and the t bolts should be coming in tomorrow. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
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Can you take a photo of the hose side-by-side with the stock one?
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:33 AM   #46
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Can you take a photo of the hose side-by-side with the stock one?
Sure ! I will take pictures as I go through the install later tonight.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:30 AM   #47
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Whistling is gone, and my baby is up and running again !

Thanks to Edo performance for the superfast shipping on the tomioka hose,
and thanks to rallysportdirect for the tbolts, even if I ordered the wrong size.
I have read in multiple places that the size I needed is 2.75" however the tomioka needs a 3" t bolt hose clamp.
I ended up going to autozone and picking up the last 3" T bolt clamp they had in stock.



Tomioka hose build quality was great, and it was A LOT longer than the stock coupler.
It is long enough to push the TMIC up so it won't line up with the bracket on the driver side causing a slight fitment issue.





I would like to thank you all for the support. I could not be happier right now

It was a little tough getting the hose to slide onto the TB and the TMIC.
Once positioned correctly, the hose fit nice and snug, so snug it felt like it didn't need any hose clamps.
I ended up using the regular worm clamp on the tb side, and the t bolt on the tmic side.
I didn't use any hairspray or lube to get the hose to slide on, just ran off of some hopes and dreams.

It's actually not done yet cause I still need to drill new holes into the bracket so I can get the support back on.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:42 AM   #48
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Pics of what you mean?
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:50 AM   #49
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I took a break. I'll work on it later and post pics of the bracket.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:41 AM   #50
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The bracket/support/brace thing I am referring to is the silver piece right under the bpv. Sorry for the poor choice of aperture... I was in a hurry. But you get the idea.



Oh no! Coupler moved the tmic up too high.



A few minutes with a dremel, and problem was solved.



I just dremeled out the opening to allow for the screw to bolt on.
Now I was able to use the brace to support the tmic.



Here is a picture of the T bolt on the tmic side.

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