ST165 Turbo inlet elbow?

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ST165 Turbo inlet elbow?

Postby ___Scott___ » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:51 am

Has anyone had success with one of these eBay silicone elbows:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-75-3-3-PLY-90 ... wf&vxp=mtr

The 2.75" to 3" sizes seem correct, but the 3" end looks like it may be a little short for a drop-in replacement for the stock elbow.
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Re: ST165 Turbo inlet elbow?

Postby Anoo21 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:43 am

It might work but it might not last with the hot and cold cycles it will be going through.
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Re: ST165 Turbo inlet elbow?

Postby jaydog82 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:01 pm

Ya, i ordered one from frozenboost.com i thonk it was that size. Both ends fit a little tight but seemed to work well overall. Granted i only used it for emission testing so no idea on life span or direct oe fitment
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Re: ST165 Turbo inlet elbow?

Postby Awesome-Trac » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:46 pm

How bad is the condition of your oem one? What I did was clean mine up really good, rapped it up in electrical tap then sprayed it with some heat resistant paint! Overall it seemed to do the job pretty well btw I consider this a temp fix if you can't find one
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Re: ST165 Turbo inlet elbow?

Postby ___Scott___ » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:45 am

The OEM elbow was hard and brittle. Then I dropped it and a chunk broke out of the turbo end. I could have patched it back together with RTV silicone the same way I patched a crack earlier, but I decided to try the Home Depot plumbing parts trick (see this thread: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=49860)

So far it's working fine, but it's only seen a week and a half of daily driving duty. I'll keep an eye on it to see how long it lasts and try to remember to report back when it fails. It doesn't look terrible on there:

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Re: ST165 Turbo inlet elbow?

Postby ChrisD » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:48 pm

The eBay silicon ones would work too. It's not under a lot of pressure there so would be totally fine. They are pretty much all brittle at this point, even my ST205 is cracking. I thought I had read somewhere that the home depot plumbing stuff gets eaten by oil over time, but if it works why not try.
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