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 Post subject: Silicon Turbo Inlet fitment issue
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:47 pm 
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Vehicle: MY09 SH Forester XT Premium

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I purchased a Kobe Silicon Turbo Inlet hose for the SH Forester. I finally got around to putting it on.
The removal of the factory hose went smoothly and I thought I'd have the job done in no time, contrary to many reviews.

I quickly noticed the new silicon hose would not line up due to fouling on the TGV as it covers the turbo inlet flange by a cm or two. The factory intel hose has a flexible end to counter for this.

Has anyone else had this issue?
Is it the wrong hose? - The hose is the first hose listed on Kobe Motorsport link on this forum with all vacuum inlets on the side.

I doubt it's because of the VF34. The inlet flanges should be in the same place.


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 Post subject: Re: Silicon Turbo Inlet fitment issue
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:25 am 
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Lot of twisting, and a long flat blade screwdriver.

If you've never done the silicone inlet before, it can seem like a real mission. But once you've done it a few times, it becomes only slightly easier anyway :lol:

Just keep at it, twist and turn and push and eventually you'll get it lined up.

It's easier on smaller turbos, so if you have a TD04 it'll be easier than a TD06 etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Silicon Turbo Inlet fitment issue
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 pm 
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rbimdxe wrote:
Lot of twisting, and a long flat blade screwdriver.

If you've never done the silicone inlet before, it can seem like a real mission. But once you've done it a few times, it becomes only slightly easier anyway :lol:

Just keep at it, twist and turn and push and eventually you'll get it lined up.

It's easier on smaller turbos, so if you have a TD04 it'll be easier than a TD06 etc.


Hey mate. Thanks for your reply.
So you don't believe it's the wrong part?
Some others appear to have a straighter body then an offset at the end for the turbo, see attached.
This hose has a fat body and a straight end for the turbo.
Have you fitted or seen that particular hose fitted to the SH?



I understand it may take a bit of fiddling around, but the angle seems way too much with very little wiggle room.


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 Post subject: Re: Silicon Turbo Inlet fitment issue
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:09 pm 
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Vehicle: MY12 XT Premium Auto White

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Mate I just fitted my Kobe Silicon Turbo Inlet hose for the SH Forester.

It is the right part but I have TGV deletes if that makes any difference.

What rbimdxe said, Lot of twisting, and a long flat blade screwdriver.
But be careful not to damage the turbo. Its soft alloy!

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 Post subject: Re: Silicon Turbo Inlet fitment issue
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:46 am 
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Done this before with the PSR inlet same issues.
It goes onto the turbo inlet on a slight angle.

There seems like a bit of wiggle room in the whole system.

When I put the intake onto the tdo4 it looked terrible, when i fitted a new turbo there seemed to be a little bit of play in all parts and it lined up alot better

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 Post subject: Re: Silicon Turbo Inlet fitment issue
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:11 pm 
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A trick isto loosen the bolts of the turbo and twist it towards the inlet. You should get another few mm by doing that.

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 Post subject: Re: Silicon Turbo Inlet fitment issue
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:31 pm 
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Great advice from Bram! Every little wiggle room helps!


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