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aluminium vbands?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Scullies, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Scullies

    Scullies Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone used aluminium vbands to seal boost pipes?

    I am thinking about vbanding the turbo outlet on my turbo, so I can get the charge pipe to sit a bit lower and also do away with the silicone coupler and clamps.
     
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    I've jsut bought a load of 2.5" ones for that reason, I went for the male/female ones as they are a better seal. I think you could also use a slight smear of sealant on the face as well to help.. However with the actual v-band they are quite big so if space is tight, not sure how good they will be compared to jubilee clips and silicone..
     
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    Scullies Well-Known Member

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    Any secret way to weld these things without them warping? Is it enough to weld them clamped together?

    I have bought the type with the "rubber" gasket that fits in a recess between the 2 flanges. If they leak, I will bust out the sika flex construction silicone :)
     
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    got pictures/pricing of these dan?
    they sound handy
     
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    thx
     
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    Very Nice
     

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