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Sick of boost leaks, what pipework to fix it?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by @udi A3, Oct 27, 2013.

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    So today i had another episode of leaking boostpipes and squeeling noises under various loads and temps.
    Who has successfully fitted a FMIC on a tdi? What pipes did you use what lengths and angles?

    I was hoping to grab the oem solution from a mk4golf or bora but they sell faster than things that sell very fast it would seem.

    ideas?
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    Where are the leaks coming from? Are from split hoses? Are they leaking due to the clapping? Do the hoses pop off?
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    they havent popped off this time, and tbh im sick of trying to smoke test it. sometimes they come and go. i think its around the top of the intercooler. I want to get rid of the whole lot and fit a front mount r charge cooler tbh, no more flexing and moving of bad parts.

    replacing the pipes with new or even the seals, would be costly and probably pointless!

    Unless you think otherwise?
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    I would also like to know the correct pipe work for vacum hoses for my 8L S3
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