Thread: Riva's plastic IC pipes
05-14-2006, 10:31 PM #1
Riva's plastic IC pipes
Do they blow off of the couplers? I've seen one do it and heard of others. What kind of intake plumbing does the RR intercooler use?
That's the one thing I dislike about the Power cooler- all that cash and plastic pipes?
05-15-2006, 09:58 AM #2
Sorry Vic. But that's the way they sent it to me. That power filter did not come off at all with me.
05-15-2006, 11:07 AM #3
brendan... he's talking about the intercooler setup of yours that i have.... not the powefilter that u sold him
i got your PM... i'll get that out to you right away.
05-15-2006, 11:12 AM #4
Oh yeah - IC - duh! My bad. Thanks Shibs.
05-15-2006, 01:09 PM #5
Brendan: The air intake is fine- I just put it on yesterday, very happy with it. Thanks again. Vic
05-15-2006, 07:14 PM #6
like this?? PLASTIC is junk in my opinion!! The RR IC used aluminum pipes. I wish riva did to
05-16-2006, 03:36 PM #7
Wow, that one is real bad. Metal would seem to be the better way to go.
05-16-2006, 05:53 PM #8
dont over tight the clamps and when you install the cuplers put a small amount of high temp silicone all around between the cupler and the ic tube
05-17-2006, 11:57 AM #9
Originally Posted by JD 1
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05-17-2006, 09:13 PM #10
IMO... the problem with the couplers Riva supplies is that they are not long enough... sometimes the coupler is only holding the pipe by the width of a clamp. also seems that depending on the installer, the intercooler sinds up in a different spot...
meaning, the plastic IC pipes should be damn near close to rubbing and a tight fit between the SC and IC... and between the IC and TB... if the tolerance is real right, there's no way for the pipe or coupler to flex under boost and pop off... i've seen many installs lately where there's way too much play between the intercooler and the SC and TB.
i'd suggest rechecking your install, making sure it's strapped in correctly and far enough forward. if you have that much gap, look into adjusting it somehow, and i assure you that the likelihood of the couplers blowing off is minimal... near impossible
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