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Old 03-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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IPF Self-Installs, Note To Consider

Make sure your braided steel oil drain line is rounted AWAY from the aluminum air conditioning line that's directly below the supercharger.

It's an expensive lesson.

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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Steel won over the aluminum hu? Those aluminum hoses are expensive. Thanks for the tip, I'm sure people here will take note of that.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:43 AM   #5
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are these really easy enough that people with some experience can do it themselves?
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:50 AM   #6
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Yea, if you pm me your email, I think I can send you the install manual so you can see it if you'd like
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:55 AM   #7
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Yea, if you pm me your email, I think I can send you the install manual so you can see it if you'd like
I have like zero dollars so...Id like to see it anyway.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:46 AM   #8
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The loose hanging drain line for the supercharger, provided for when its oil needs to be changed, is coated in braided steel. I neglected to take into consideration that it might rub against something, which it did. In this case, it pretty much sawed its way through an aluminum air conditioning line that was right below it. I had to order a new line and will have to have the system evacuated and recharged after a new line is installed.

And yes, a handy person can self-install the IPF s/c kit.

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Dang that stinks, sorry to hear that happened.

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My drain line has a sleeve over the braided drain hose. I positioned this and wire wrapped it so it didn't touch anything.
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This is the same braided oil drain line that comes on every Vortech V3 self-contained unit, we usually adel clamp or zip tie it off to the side. Never used a sleeve before on any of them.
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Matt knows nothing about cars, dont listen to him!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:00 PM   #14
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I actually ended up bending the ac line a little to get it away from the hose. My friend and I figured that would be a problem in the near future. I did a self install with a good buddy of mine. Supercharger installs can be done but may need to be prepared for a few things.I actually will post a thread with all kinds of pics. Took pics of every step.
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Sorry about that John. Thanks for keeping everyone updated. Any way I can help the Ipf community I'm all there for support as well.
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When I was doing the install we noticed how the braided hose was running against others metal hoses and close to the frame, so my friend suggested using the extra heater hose as a sleeve. Easy to install and prevent the drain hose from rubbing anything.
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