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Old 10-19-2019, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Ams Turbo inlet coupler kinked

Hey guys need some advice is this AMR Turbo inlet coupler ok like this ?


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Old 10-20-2019, 12:55 PM   #2
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:27 PM   #3
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As long as there's no air leaks, you'll run alright.

My OCD would want to fix it somehow, though.
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:29 PM   #4
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Looking at it closer, is it kinked or molded? The turbo inlet diameter looks smaller than the inlet tube.
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:39 PM   #5
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Itís molded kind of twisted but no leaks
but I think your right itís must be my ocd too
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:22 PM   #6
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It's f.n. Sideways and weird looking. Not sure how to turbo is so out of line with that inlet it looks like it's pinching around the intake manifold flange and bolt. Maybe try lifting the inlet up a touch and see if it straightens out. I would say it's OK temporarily but will have premature failure since it's kinked so bad.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:57 PM   #7
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I flipped out after seeing this exact kink on a friend's FXT which was built by a local shop, which also had a metal turbo inlet like yours. VF48 on his build, not sure about you. After looking at it in depth, we came to the conclusion that there was no way to do anything about it unless you go to a silicone inlet. Had a very knowledgeable local builder tell us that this is pretty much par for the course with the old metal inlets.

For what it's worth, he's been running it like that for a couple of years without problems. I can dig out and post a picture, if you want.

I also ran into a lateral offset in this direction when I put the Evo III 16G on my LGT. I wonder if this is just a matter of tolerance stack between aftermarket inlet, up-pipe and turbine/compressor housings.

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Old 10-21-2019, 01:20 PM   #8
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I flipped out after seeing this exact kink on a friend's FXT which was built by a local shop, which also had a metal turbo inlet like yours. VF48 on his build, not sure about you. After looking at it in depth, we came to the conclusion that there was no way to do anything about it unless you go to a silicone inlet. Had a very knowledgeable local builder tell us that this is pretty much par for the course with the old metal inlets.

For what it's worth, he's been running it like that for a couple of years without problems. I can dig out and post a picture, if you want.

I also ran into a lateral offset in this direction when I put the Evo III 16G on my LGT. I wonder if this is just a matter of tolerance stack between aftermarket inlet, up-pipe and turbine/compressor housings.




This makes me feel a little better
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:53 PM   #9
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Ya be happy that it stays on there with no leaks. It is a very hard spot to get perfect unless you grind some material from the TGV and maybe block.
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