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Old 06-27-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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Roto-fab install -- grr, don't make this mistake

I failed to tighten the 90 degree elbow and it
loosened allowing the breather canister to rub against the belt.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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no bueno
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #3
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That's a bummer...

I wrote in another thread how I spent a good 45 min fiddling with the intake elbow and 90 degree fitting in order to make sure the breather canister was clear of the pulley belt. Surprised this issue was completely ignored in the written and video instructions.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:16 AM   #4
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I'm a bit concerned it sucked up plastic shavings.
When I would get off the gas to go to idle it would then rev up a couple times on its own.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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That sucks big time! I'll have to recheck mine to make sure it's still not rubbing.
Thanks a lot
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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What's that part number I need one
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:52 AM   #7
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Going to the dealer today at lunch to get a new one. I'll post the part number.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:06 PM   #8
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Just checked mine and mine is about 2" from the pulley. I think I know what happened to give you that problem. It sounds dumb but if You lined the elbow/"T" fitting up with the mark on the snout, that is probably why. When I installed mine I didn't like the fact that the valve, the one that you're replacing, wasn't centered in that 90 degree. So I just turned the fitting so that the vlve is centered. All you should have to do when you install the new one is turn the fitting towards the actual air filter and it should pull the valve away from that pulley. Mine doesn't sit perfectly straight, just a little tilted, but there is no way it should ever hit the pulley. Hope this helps and works for you guys.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:27 PM   #9
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I'm a bit concerned it sucked up plastic shavings.
When I would get off the gas to go to idle it would then rev up a couple times on its own.
Maybe reving up is normal with the new intake?

Shavings should just burn up. You could look in your throttle body with a flash light and see if there as any evidence of a problem at the supercharger. BTW, if you do that let me know what your supercharger rotor lobes look like. I am having an issue with the dealer on that right now regarding metal to metal wear.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:46 PM   #10
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Just checked mine and mine is about 2" from the pulley. I think I know what happened to give you that problem. It sounds dumb but if You lined the elbow/"T" fitting up with the mark on the snout, that is probably why. When I installed mine I didn't like the fact that the valve, the one that you're replacing, wasn't centered in that 90 degree. So I just turned the fitting so that the vlve is centered. All you should have to do when you install the new one is turn the fitting towards the actual air filter and it should pull the valve away from that pulley. Mine doesn't sit perfectly straight, just a little tilted, but there is no way it should ever hit the pulley. Hope this helps and works for you guys.
That's exactly what I discovered during my 45 minutes of fiddling. I turned the 90 degree fitting towards the air filter as far as it would go. My canister doesn't sit straight either. To make it straight would put it right up against the belt.

Here's how much space I have between the cannister and belt. It's about an inch and 3/4 clearance.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:20 PM   #11
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Ok so the replacement part is $98.32 and is the hose assembly.
I'll post the part number, left in my truck.

They said 5 days to get it here so I may do a plastic weld instead.

I had tightened and aligned it to the hash mark. It was really tight but the 100 degree heat here had made it loose within 5 minutes.
I pulled the main elbow while hot and was able to screw in the 90 degree elbow like 3-4 more turns.

I'll take a picture thru the throttle body tonight so you can see the metal wear for previous poster.
Car has 1,100 miles.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #12
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I'm a bit concerned it sucked up plastic shavings.
When I would get off the gas to go to idle it would then rev up a couple times on its own.
I would have to say that the probable cause of it revving a couple of times is that when the pulley cut into the valve it then in turn created a massive vacuum leak. And the car was trying to figure out what was going on. Since the mass air flow wasn't seeing everything the car was confused. When you seal that valve, or get a new one, I would say the revving will stop. Unless you're doing it on purpose.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:04 PM   #13
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I'd see if the ground off end would fit inside a piece of PVC or other tubing. If so, I'd silicone or RTV it inside the tubing and cap it off. It has to be repairable vs spending the $98 on a new one.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #14
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Exactly what I was thinking. Put a can around the canister. Like a silicon tube or rubber hose.
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