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Could somebody inform me on how tight the intercooler boot clamp are supposed to be. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif thanks
 

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Mine are as tight as they will go just shy of them snapping off. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
 

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Tough call. I imagine that there is a torque spec somewhere. Do you have a "Repair manual" with spec.s? Might be able to find one online.

Quote from Grumpy Jenkins, "Tighten it till it strips, then back it off a 1/4 turn"... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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I thought it was tighten it until it snaps off and then back it off a 1/4 turn. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif.

Honestly I have not had a problem with mine and they are cranked down pretty good.
 

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I agree wrench good'in tight!!!
 

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Have a spare clamp so you can know how tight failure point is, then tighten the next one almost that tight. Test to destruction.
 

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As i always say, PFT!!!! Pretty Fricken Tight
 

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If you have a heart condition, do your self a favor, use the tighten until it breaks then back off 1/4 turn. these things when they pop off make quite a sound.
 

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I second what MrPlow said, it is a sound you wont like, and you will know what it is right away.
 

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I remember where I was everytime (4 times) its happened.

Each time I was like OH NO! another turbo! Then about 20 seconds later come to my senses, Pull over, pull out the ratchett/socket and extensions from the mapholder in the door and put them back on.

Usually still shaking when the job is done.
 

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These look pretty beefy. Note the clamps keeping the CAC tubes from separating.
 

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Nice motor.
 

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Yeah. That's Sapps motor with the infamous Tymar rods.
 

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I agree wrench good'in tight!!!

[/ QUOTE ]Depends on the clamp. The t-bolt style without constant torque are supposed to be tightened to 80 in-lbs! The constant torque style with the spring in the clamp will not expand or contract as designed if over tightened. They are supposed to be tightened to 75 in-lbs! So good and tight is too tight if the spring is compressed all the way.
 
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