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Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

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Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

Post by Oka » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:01 pm

Installed a new throttle body. I am having hard time pushing back on the air intake hose. Any trick to doing this? I have seem to have been pushing the hose hard (up) on the throttle body.
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Re: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

Post by - Pete - » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:42 pm

Loosen/slacken the band clamp a bit more. Even with the band clamp loose it does take a little shove, but it goes up pretty easily.


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Re: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

Post by volvolugnut » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:55 am

While you have the intake tube off, look it over to see if any wear spots are developing. Can save a no start condition later when you have a hole in the tube.
To install, start the intercooler end, but do not tighten. This will get the tube up in proper position to align with the throttle body. The band clamp has to be loose enough to get over the lip on the throttle. Perhaps a little film of engine oil on the inside of the tube. Wiggle and push the tube on. Check with light and mirror that tube is all the way up all around the throttle neck. Tighten both ends securely - max boost can blow it off.

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Re: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

Post by amblerman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:40 am

In the past I have also used Vasoline (no longer use) or dielectric grease (silicone grease) to help hoses get on.

I don't use a lot. .Just a light film on the lip of the part I'm sliding the hose onto.
It's it's really stubborn, you could use a hair dryer to warm up the rubber . That sometimes makes it more pliable and more agreeable to slipping over the tube it's supposed to be on



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Re: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

Post by Oka » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:19 am

- Pete - wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:42 pm
Loosen/slacken the band clamp a bit more. Even with the band clamp loose it does take a little shove, but it goes up pretty easily.
I had loosened the band clamp.
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Re: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

Post by Oka » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:23 am

volvolugnut wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:55 am
While you have the intake tube off, look it over to see if any wear spots are developing. Can save a no start condition later when you have a hole in the tube.
To install, start the intercooler end, but do not tighten. This will get the tube up in proper position to align with the throttle body. The band clamp has to be loose enough to get over the lip on the throttle. Perhaps a little film of engine oil on the inside of the tube. Wiggle and push the tube on. Check with light and mirror that tube is all the way up all around the throttle neck. Tighten both ends securely - max boost can blow it off.

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Surely, will remove the hose to give it a thorough check,, it looks okay though. But I will.
I was avoiding using any oil base product since it is rubber. Maybe a little bit won't hurt it.
I have been using my telescopic mirror to check.
Thank you for your suggestions.



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Re: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

Post by Oka » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:28 am

amblerman wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:40 am
. . . you could use a hair dryer to warm up the rubber . That sometimes makes it more pliable and more agreeable to slipping over the tube it's supposed to be on
No doubt warming it up a little bit surely WILL do the trick. If all fails, I will try this.
Thanks for that idea.



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Re: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

Post by earthworm » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:56 am

Like humans , a hose becomes old, frail, hard and inflexible . If plastic, it may be too old and will have to be replaced..DO use silicone paste to make coupling easier , the hot air is a good idea - but I have never used this - I was thinking about using HOT water, but this has its limitations ..



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Re: Air Intake Hose Hard To Push On The Throttle

Post by jimmy57 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:02 pm

I have used hair dryer to warm that hose and the similar hose on other makes to make installation possible. Heat guns are much hotter and can melt stuff before you know it. I have used hot water but drying and handling to install allows it to cool if it is in a cold loacation. You can get the hose under the intake and slip it toward driver's side and get the hole "mouth" warmed and then it will go on.



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