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      02-04-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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Charge pipe advice [fitting]

I have a Aktive Autowerks chargepipe and BOV in a hope it will cure my boost leak.
Is it a difficult job?

Any fitting guides on here that anybody know of?

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are you sure you got a boost leak there? do a smoke test , boost leaks can be anywhere.
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Yeh ran a smoke test and no leak although a smoke test will not detect a leak in the diverters so this is the next point to check.
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Smoke test won't do anything unless its pressurized to atleast 15 PSI. I agree boost leaks can be anywhere. Multiple vac / boost lines, intercooler connections, throttle body connection, boost tubes, solenoids etc

Installing a charge pipe is very easy.
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Jeff my plan of attack is upgrade things that it could be as i will end up upgrading them anyway at some stage, plus it looks nice
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Goodplan! nice choice of CP/BOV. AA makes some beautiful stuff.
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it looks almost too good to put in the engine bay!
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I assume i just use the existing clamps?
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Did you buy used?
Yes mate, got it off a lad on here from Florida.
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I assume i just use the existing clamps?
Yes, you connect the CP to the cold side piping via the provided clamps, make sure they're on tight. The throttle body side attaches via the stock C clip, wich you pull off of the OE CP. Be careful getting it off, it doesn't require a ton of force, and can be broken if you pull or yank too suddenly or at a strange angle. Inside the OE throttle body side piping youll find a rubber o ring, yank it out and place it in the same section of the AA pipe. Throttle body connection is just the opposite of removal, and you're set in terms of clamping for the CP. Just gotta deal with the MAP, connecting the line to the manifold, and capping off the intake holes from the diverter valves. Takes a little bit of time, but pretty simple all in all. Be patient and try not to lose anything, my car's engine bay ate a screw last time I was in it
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Yes, you connect the CP to the cold side piping via the provided clamps, make sure they're on tight. The throttle body side attaches via the stock C clip, wich you pull off of the OE CP. Be careful getting it off, it doesn't require a ton of force, and can be broken if you pull or yank too suddenly or at a strange angle. Inside the OE throttle body side piping youll find a rubber o ring, yank it out and place it in the same section of the AA pipe. Throttle body connection is just the opposite of removal, and you're set in terms of clamping for the CP. Just gotta deal with the MAP, connecting the line to the manifold, and capping off the intake holes from the diverter valves. Takes a little bit of time, but pretty simple all in all. Be patient and try not to lose anything, my car's engine bay ate a screw last time I was in it
Thanks for that Pats gives me a rough idea of what i should be doing, will let you know how i get on.
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Thanks for that Pats gives me a rough idea of what i should be doing, will let you know how i get on.
google "active autowerke bov pdf" and the first result should be a detailed DIY instruction set from AA themselves. Install is 90% identical to my ER chargepipe, but there you have it from the horse's mouth. GL and be patient.
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If this doesn't fix the boost leak let me know. I've got the kit ready to do a boost leak test on mine...
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If this doesn't fix the boost leak let me know. I've got the kit ready to do a boost leak test on mine...
Cheers mate, organising another dyno day so hopefully we will both be ready for it. Plan is to fit the charge pipe on Saturday.
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Are you able to test the vac system with your kit?
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Missing the blanking caps for the old boost pipes, where can i get these or is there anything i can use to DIY it?
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Just use 1" chair tips/caps
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Thanks for the tip.

Going to get something turned at work. Rough idea on internal size or is it better to taper it?
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You posh tart.

Buy this from B&Q:

http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/hardware/...?skuId=9671229
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Went the posh route mate,1" ptfe turned down to a capped plug
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Bah still getting 1/2 engine warning light under WOT.

Plugs next?
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