Problems installing charge tubes and air intake hose
I purchased charge tubes, air intake hose, and throttle body elbow and am installing today. Since it's Sunday and ddm is closed I was hoping to get some help here. GXP is my daily driver so I have to have this back together for tomorrow morning.
I have stock intercooler.
I installed the throttle body elbow and it seems to fit well with the stock charge tube, however the new driver's side charge tube hits the hood so badly it doesn't shut all the way. The mounting bracket that is supposed to get reused (the one closer to the engine) isn't even close to the welded plate it's supposed to bolt to. It's probably an inch too low compared to the pipes bracket. I've taken the new tube and throttle body elbow off and refitted them a half dozen times and in different ways (tried connecting tube to tb elbow first and then into the stock ic hose, and also vice-versa) but nothing changes. I've left the tb elbow and ic hose clamps lose and fitted the tube in place before tightening the clamps down, but it doesn't seem to line up correctly and the tb elbow will not seat flush to the tb at all. I haven't attempted the passenger charge tube yet.
is there a trick getting this lined up and low enough that I haven't seen?
my next issue is connecting what I believe is the bleeder hose to the new air intake hose. The oem plastic hose has a plastic nipple that fits into the black plastic connector, but the new ddm hose has a silicone nipple that's too large for the connector. On the website the air intake hose has pictured and is described as having a metal nipple for the plastic connector, but mine is all molded silicone. see picture below.
is my air intake hose missing a metal nipple piece?
2008 Silver GXP
Trifecta Budget Tune, stock MAP sensors
Stock exhaust w/ electric cut-out
DDM Charge Tubes
DDM Intake tube
DDM Throttle Body elbow w/ T-Bolt clamps
DDM Short-throw Shifter
General G-MAX AS-03 (Z-rated Ultra Perf All-Seasons)
Intake and TB Phenolic Spacer
Opel GT antenna
Kenwood KDC-BT555U Bluetooth+HD Radio
Last edited by Somnambulator; 03-01-2015 at 03:14 PM.