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Unhappy Plastic intake tube after blue spring install

Did my blue spring upgrade today, and all went well until I went to put plastic intake tube on the stock intake manifold. I have been struggling for about 2 hours now and no luck getting it back on. Anyone run into this issue? Any tips?
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It was a pita for me as well. Take a hair dryer and warm up the plastic where it needs to pop on to soften it. Then I took some ratchet straps, wrapped them around vertical part of plastic tube, ran the straps over passenger side of truck, and hooked them on front passenger coil spring. Get it tight with right angle, ratchet away, and it should pop right on. Once someone on here told me to do that, I popped it on in literally like 30 seconds of ratcheting


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I second the heat. That is about all you can do.

I never take that tube off of the intake elbow anymore. anytime the tube has to come off I just unbolt the intake elbow and take everything off as one.

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I second the heat. That is about all you can do.

I never take that tube off of the intake elbow anymore. anytime the tube has to come off I just unbolt the intake elbow and take everything off as one.
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I was so happy the day that finally occured to me too. It was like a big sigh of relief
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Thanks everybody. I warmed up the elbow with the hair dryer. I then brought over the tractor with the loader and attached a strap with a come-along and it slipped right in.
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Thanks everybody. I warmed up the elbow with the hair dryer. I then brought over the tractor with the loader and attached a strap with a come-along and it slipped right in.
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No it wasn't as overkill as it sounds. the tractor was parked right next to it. I just hooked a ratchet strap to it instead of on my coil spring like baycountry16 recommended

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ounce again the "search" on the forum saves my butt, just spent a good 45 mins and used pretty much my whole vocab talking to my intake elbow and the intercooler pipe. found this thread, 30 seconds later I'm back on the road. thank you powerstroke.org

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