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The ultimate temperature is an important factor, but the driving criteria is delta T. If you tighten the clamp on a cold day, then the operating temp is 100 degrees higher you can end up with too much pressure on the clamp. Ideally using a constant torque clamp obviates the over torque condition. I am using constant torque because I can 馃槆
 

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When we went to remove the MAP sensor from the factory charge tubes, it refused to come out. I put in a new spare. The new spare is identical but for the seal. the seal is smaller. When I went on line to replace the now used spare I found that the BOSCH MAP sensor has been replaced with a new part number and at least on CED, the seal is a separate part. Apparently so you can remove and reinstall the sensor when needed.
 

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We installed new charge pipes (green of course) and the DDM throuttle body elbow on the Dragon this weekend. Strobe used a constant pressure spring T clamp and with the bolt facing forward had no issues with the installation. Sorry you are having challenges.

I installed the same DDM elbow on my car back when it was turbocharged. I dont recall any challenges with that install bt it was several years ago. Mayhaps the clamp size is the issue?
 

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from the video it looks like they slip on and have a cam closer that applies the pressure and keeps them closed. I did not see any welding. But they need to be the right size which can be a challenge for many of us. :)
 

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