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      12-08-2012, 01:00 AM   #1
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Inter cooler Install Question

Would it be possible to remove the stock intercooler without cutting off the factory clamps? When I installed ETS 5" on my E92 coupe I didn't think there was a way to remove the piping without cutting off the factory clamp.

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      12-08-2012, 01:52 AM   #2
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If you're lucky, you can get a flathead screwdriver into the seam / joint of the clamp and get it to open. Cutting it is easier, in my opinion. In any case, those BMW clamps are one-time use only. I'm still awake so feel free to text me if you are attempting anything now!



There are some suggestions here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=278126
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      12-08-2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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Hehe. Nope. Not now. I need to put my e92 back together first.
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I dont think so.... Seems way to hard to snap that tube off w/o cutting.
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Nope. Just cut it off, when it comes time to go stock use a t-bolt clamp.
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      12-08-2012, 03:21 PM   #6
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Factory clamp can be bent open & then resold/reused
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