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Old 05-24-2009, 02:21 AM   #1
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Ok well this is a complicated problem with a complicated story so I'm not even going to bother.

What I need is someone who is really nice or someone who just so happens to be taking there SPT intake off for some reason to take some measurements of the "intake bushing" (also known as part F in the installation manual) looks like a rubber cylinder with studs coming out of either end of it.

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Length of studs
Length of rubber segment
Width/diameter of rubber segment
Thread size (someone might know this already)

I would appreciate the help as mine is missing and subaru is of absolutely no help (what a shocker), I have found a site that happens to sell little off the map parts but you have to know every measurement to select the right product.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:24 AM   #2
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Try contacting another subaru dealership.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:37 AM   #3
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Total length of piece = 69mm
Exposed length of studs = 25mm, so rubber bushing = 19mm long
Diameter of bushing = ~25mm
Studs looks to be about 8mm in diameter, and the nut is a 13mm
Not sure what the thread is

Now let's hear the story...
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:50 AM   #4
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Total length of piece = 69mm
Exposed length of studs = 25mm, so rubber bushing = 19mm long
Diameter of bushing = ~25mm
Studs looks to be about 8mm in diameter, and the nut is a 13mm
Not sure what the thread is

Now let's hear the story...

You rock.

Ok if you really want the story;

Car got in a wreck - smashed up the passenger front corner good, researched for the best reviewed body shop around/one that I felt I could really trust with my car. Whole thing was PITA when I finally got it back about 2 weeks later I did a compression test and when re-assembling the car I noticed the "bushing" was gone and they had just used bolt So I had to move the bracked down one screw so it would reach and just deal with it for a bit - when I go back to the shop the guy clearly doesn't get what I am saying and looks at me like I'm speaking chinese after explaining to him that subaru does not sell the part on its own - I just wanted him to take a good look make sure one of the shop hands didn't have it laying around (after all they replaced it with a bolt that wasn't there before they might have it in a big box of misc. bolts/nuts/whatever) so after that one sided conversation he says "ill order the part tomorrow" at which point I just said "ok" and left since he made it so obvious he didn't really give a [email protected] I am on my own finding the correct size.

thank you for the info
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:38 PM   #5
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Let's bring this thread back from the dead... Any progress getting that part? It appears that I somehow managed to shear the rubber portion of the bushing clear in half and currently have no bracket holding my intake up. Would love to either (a) hear that it's perfectly safe to run the intake w/o a bushing and just bolt it up directly to the body of the car (with appropriate spacer as necessary) or (b) find a place where I can buy just the bushing.

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:27 AM   #6
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I was unable to locate the exact part, I was able to find a bushing that was identical in every way except the thread size from http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/. The ironic part is that after I posted this thread - I found the bushing that was supplied with it - a shop worker had screwed it into the bracket that holds down the power steering pump (idiot); I promptly put it back in the right spot and several weeks later I took the intake manifold off to clean the MAF - and the stupid bushing tore in half just like yours!

I am in no way "qualified" to say it's 100% safe to run without the little bushing BUT I can tell you that I have been running without it for couple months now and it has been perfectly fine...now I do use T-bolt style clamps and a silicone turbo inlet which may have an impact on how solid that connection is so if you were running the stock plastic inlet and regular 'worm drive' style clamps on the intake - you might have a different outcome.

I think ultimately I am just going to have to go fabricate something in my buddies machine shop - I see no reason a solid metal spacer with properly threaded studs on either end wouldn't work, thats a proj for later though.

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:42 AM   #7
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I am in no way "qualified" to say it's 100% safe to run without the little bushing BUT I can tell you that I have been running without it for couple months now and it has been perfectly fine...
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll probably end up doing just this for now and see how it goes. If I crack my plastic inlet, I'll have a damn good excuse to upgrade it!
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:37 AM   #8
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a word of advice on the stock inlet - upgrade it before your inlet rips on it's own and leaves you stranded on a freeway; because that sucks, and I speak from experience
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:02 AM   #9
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a word of advice on the stock inlet - upgrade it before your inlet rips on it's own and leaves you stranded on a freeway; because that sucks, and I speak from experience
Thanks for the heads-up. I've been looking to do so for a while now anyway.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:00 AM   #10
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Train of thought anyone looking to replace an inlet on a stock turbo unless it's completely necessary.

"Well, if i'm replacing the inlet I might as well do TGV deletes. Well, since i'm doing TGV deletes I might as well do injectors since i'm working with them also. Since i'm doing injectors, it's probably a good idea to replace the turbo."

Unless you necessarily have to replace the inlet. (you can check your fuel trims using learning view, they should be around 5% or lower) then I would wait to do the inlet if you plan on adding parts.
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