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Old 02-22-2015, 11:41 AM   #60
jlevy
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Member#: 15696
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Houston (clear lake)
Vehicle:
2015 WRX 6 speed
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I replaced the 4 clamps on the pressurized side. Clamp "kits" are starting to become available, but originally I ran into the same issue of needing to order a box of 10 each. I got a set of 2 of each of the sizes off ebay for 23 bucks.

Other notes:
1. Lots of sharp edged inside the plastic tanks of the intercooler - probably not the best for air flow.
2. A thin film of oil "fingers" could be seen creeping along the inner plastic surfaces of the inlet side of the intercooler (3k miles on the car - amsoil signature 5w-30). Nothing has made it to the aluminum part of the intercooler and nothing on the outlet side of the intercooler.
3. None of the original clamps were visibly loose, but not tight either.

-JL
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