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DIY intake question

I finally swapped my AFE intake for the DIY using the WIX equivalent of the Napa 6637. I used the stock intake tube and a section of 4 inch exhaust pipe. The stock tube is a little big for the 4 inch pipe and has probably a good 3/16 inch of play. Has anyone else noticed this loose fit? I just coated the tube with some grease and tightened it down hoping that the grease will fill any small voids. I was also thinking about wrapping the 4 inch pipe with tape to make it a little bigger.
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I wrapped my pipe with a bit of electric tape and that worked great. I ran it without any tape or grease for a while till i needed to do some maintenance and then remembered it wasn't a snug fit but at that point there was no dust or anything that made me think it wasn't working the original way.

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Im not sure of how much grease you used but I'm hoping it doesnt make way to your turbo

I would consider another method for long term use.


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I just used a light coat and wiped away any excess. I'll probably tape it up the next time I take it apart. I'm glad to hear it wasn't sucking any noticeable dust anyway.
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I have done the diy intake/6637 filter mod on at least 4 trucks and never had an issue just tightening down the hose clamp. The rubber hose seems to compress enough but I've also never had one as lose as you talk about.

I like the 'couple layers of black tape' idea. Should work. Just check both hose clamps every time you change oil. I have had the clamp at the filter come lose on the wife's Excursion.

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I spent the 5 minutes to wrap the pipe with electrical tape and it was a much better fit. As far as the clamp at the filter goes, I used a similar type clamp that's used for the intercooler boots (I forgot what they're called) because the rubber on the filter is really thick and hard and I didn't think a regular hose clamp would be beefy enough to handle the job. The rubber portion of the filter also has somewhat of a taper to it, at least it does on my WIX filter.
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If I remember right, I used a 4 1/2 inch clamp and it fit perfectly.
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A t-bolt clamp really helps seal that connection.

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A t-bolt clamp really helps seal that connection.

Riffraff Diesel: T-Bolt Boot Clamps
Yep, that's what it was called...just found the receipt for it.
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What is the diameter of these t-bolt clamps? Will a 4 1/4" or a 4 1/2" work? RiffRaff doesn't list them anymore but I found another source for t-bolt clamps.

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